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GREENHILL – Samuel 45th Regiment

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45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
South Africa Medal
NameGREENHILL – Samuel
Regiment (s)45th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1837
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st November 1839 /19 years / Sheffield Yorkshire England
Table Knife Cutler
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Brown grey / Burn marks on breast neck and left arm
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope (Cape Town) – 16 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 21 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th January 1861 / Inquiry held Parkhurst Isle of Wight England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal 2nd and 3rd Kaffir War 1846-1853
Intended Residence at
Sheffield Yorkshire
Pension Districts1861 Sheffield Adm to Out Pension
1861 Preston
1861 Sheffield
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1865-1875 Adelaide South Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1820 Sheffield Yorkshire England
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
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Barman (South Australia)
Newspaper Articles1866 articles in South Australian newspapers:
Bunyip (Gawler South Australia) Two years with hard Labor
SA Chronicle Assault with Intent
SA Advertiser
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 12th May 1866 page 7 Trial of Samuel Greenhill
Departure from Western
6th August 1864 departed to South Australia per “Balclutha”
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st December 1875 Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide South Australia
Date of death recorded on WO 22s and 23s as 10th November 1875
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Samuel Greenhill 1837 Private 45th Foot location Belfast
1851 As above location Natal South Africa
Discharge at own request having served 21 years.
Samuel Greenhill was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital five times between 1865 and his death in 1875.
The 1st time on 21st July 1865 he was aged 46, a single man religion Protestant and living at Adelaide, he was labourer born in Yorkshire and had arrived on the mail steamer. On the second occasion 27th December 1870 he varied his place of residence to Fowler’s Bay, born Sheffield and had arrived in the Colony on the Barracouta (sic) 14 years earlier. The 3rd occasion 8th July 1874 he said he was a Roman Catholic living at Wright Street born Yorkshire while on the 4th time 24th May 1875 he decided he was a Bible Christian, still living Wright Street and the ship of arrival the Barracouta. The fifth and final time was on 20th September 1875 where he died on 21st December 1875