GEDDES – William 72nd Regiment

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72nd Regiment Colours

Pensioner Barracks

NameGEDDES – 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
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape 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 Service21 years 1 day
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th November 1856 / Edinburgh Castle Scotland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Stirling Scotland
Pension Districts1856 2nd Glasgow
1859 Paisley
1859-1889 Western Australia (may have traveled to South Australia during this time)
Pension Paid8d 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 Birth1816 Denny Stirlingshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 4th May 1889 page 57
Departure from Western
May have visited South Australia between 1865 – 75
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th April 1889 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFurther research needed on possible marriage, land grant and time in South Australia