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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameHARRIS – William
Regiment (s)Royal Marines 63rd Company Plymouth Division
Regiment Number (s) 7081
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th February 1852 / 20 years / Exeter Devon England
Farm Labourer
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationOn board Sybilla 3 years 328 days
On shore 1 year 269 days
Length of Service5 years 232 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th October 1857 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1859 Plymouth
1859 – March 1860 Western Australia
April 1860 – 70 South Australia
Pension Paid£15/4/0 per annum
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 Birth1832 North Tawton near Okehampton Devon England
Date/Place of Baptism13th May 1832 North Tawton Devon England
Date/Place of Birth
HARRIS William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1805 Bap 3rd November 1805 North Tawton Devon
8th June 1834 St. Peter’s North Tawton Devon England
SiblingsMary B 15th December 1834
James B 3rd April 1836
Henry B 1839
Elizabeth B 1843
(all siblings born North Tawton Devon England)
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not Yet Known
Date/Place of MarriageNot Yet Known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Details not known but must have left in 1860 for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial(Possible) 12th December 1887 Willaston South Australia age 55
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFrom the record of his baptism William was born 2 years before the marriage of his parents.
Discharge due to Bronchitis & Phthisis contracted subsequent to his entry in the service