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HANLEY / HANLY – William 55th Regiment

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55th Westmorland Regiment of Foot
British Crimea Medal Alma-Inkerman-Sebastopol Clasp

NameHANLEY / HANLY – William
Regiment (s)55th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3116
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th February 1854 / 17 years 6 months /  Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Sallow/ Grey / Light brown / Shrapnel wound in upper part of left thigh
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey & Crimea – 2 years
Mediterranean – 4 months
Length of Service2 years 173 days (plus 6 months underage)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 27th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension DistrictsJanuary 1857 Kilkenny
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
1867 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1836 Borrisoleigh Tipperary Ireland
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
c1834 (tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage6th September 1857 Borris Borrisoleigh Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRichard bap 21st October 1858 Borris Borrisoleigh Tipperary Ireland
M LAUNER Bertha 8th January 1882 St. Ignatius Norwood Adelaide South Australia
D 13th September 1913 Adelaide South Australia
bur West Terrace Cemetery South Australia
Catherine bap 22nd December 1859 Borris Borrisleigh Tipperary Ireland
D Not yet known
Mary bap 19th May 1861 Borris Borrisoleigh Tipperary Ireland
D Not yet known
Michael bap 3rd April 1864 Borris Borrisoleigh Tipperary, Ireland
D Not yet known
Patrick B 11th June 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
William B December 1868 South Australia
D 4th September 1869 Adelaide South Australia
William B 27th April 1870 Adelaide South Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 21 December 1866 (arrival of Sea Ripple in South Australia)
The Express & Telegraph Monday 30th August 1886 – page 2
The Advertiser 20th September 1913 – page 18
Departure from Western
7th December 1866 left per Sea Ripple for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th August 1886 Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
7th December 1920 Magill Norwood South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information“Was present at the battle of Alma, sortee at Inkerman on 26th October 1854, battle of Inkerman and siege and fall of Sebastopol.”
Discharge: wounded in the left thigh 4th August 1855 in the trenches before Sebastopol
Corporal William Hanley and his wife Mary arrived on the Merchantman 1864 with their children Richard, Catherine, Mary and Michael. The Surgeon Superintendent recorded their conduct as ‘Very Good’.
Mary Hanley and 5 children departed for Adelaide on the Sea Ripple the ship William left is unknown.