GEDDES – William 72nd Regiment

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Name GEDDES – William
Regiment (s) 72nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 847
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st July 1835 / 19 years 3 months / Glasgow Scotland
Calico Printer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/Duration Cape of Good Hope –  1 year 2 months
Gibraltar – 3 years 2 months
West Indies – 3 yrs 4 months
North America – 3 years 3 months
Malta – 6 months
Length of Service 21 years 1 day
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 25th November 1856 / Edinburgh Castle Scotland
Campaign Medals None
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Stirling Scotland
Pension Districts 1856 2nd Glasgow
1859 Paisley
1859-1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid 8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1816 Denny Stirlingshire Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of Marriage Not applicable
Children by 1st Wife Not applicable
Land Grants Western Australia None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles Western Mail 4th May 1889 page 57
Departure from Western
Australia
May have visited South Australia between 1865 – 75
Date/Place of Death/Burial 27th April 1889 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or Probate None known
Further Information Further research needed on possible marriage, land grant and time in South Australia