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HARRIS / HARRISS – William 39th and 53rd Regiment

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39th Regiment
53rd Regiment Shropshire Colours
NameHARRIS / HARRISS – William
Regiment (s)39th and 53rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1131 – 39th Regiment
2443 – 53rd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th March 1839 / 20 years 3 months / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 1 month
Length of Service12 years 138 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 22nd July 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
New Street Whitechapel London England
Pension Districts1851 1st East London
1854-1863 Western Australia
1864-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Whitechapel London 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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Rangatira 1863
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th June 1875 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 William Harris Private 39th Regt no 1131 location Kamptee India
1851 Corporal William Harris 2443 53rd Regt location Rawalpindi India
Discharge: Due to epilepsy disease aggravated by the effects of a tropical climate
William Harris was admitted three times to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital:
1st 6 May 1867 age 55 a single man, Protestant, residing Strathalbyn occupation labourer born London time in Colony 3 years having arrived at the Swan River in the Ramillies
2nd 25 July 1870 age 60 single Protestant residence Bulls Creek occupation tailor born London 6 years in colony arrived Rangitera (sic)
3rd 27 April 1871 age 60 years single PCE [possibly means Protestant Church of England] occupation Tailor 7 years in Colony arrived Ramillies