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HALL – William 78th Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
Persian War Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameHALL – William
Regiment (s)78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2537
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th March 1845 / 24 years / Lisburn Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Dark / Hazel / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service15 years 275 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th December 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPersian Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal for the defence of Lucknow
Intended Residence at
14 Shuttle Street Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1860 1st London
1861 Glasgow
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865-1869 South Australia
1869-1875 Victoria Australia
1884-1885 New South Wales Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Barony near Glasgow Lanarkshire 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
Not Married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1865 to South Australia
1869 to Victoria Australia
1884 to New South Wales Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHALL William appears on 1861 Scottish Census in Nelson Street Outer High or St. Paul’s. Details appear correct for this man.
Discharge in consequence of pulmonary and hepatic disease.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated William Hall’s conduct on board ship as Very Good.
William Hall was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital 6th April 1865. He was aged 43, single, protestant and living at Rundle Street, a labourer born Glasgow and had been 5 months in the Colony having arrived on the Europa
(The Europa sailed from Fremantle October 24th 1864 arriving Adelaide November 5th. He is not listed on the passengers list but he may have joined the ship at King George’s Sound.)