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HEXTALL – William 46th 45th and 24th Regiment

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46th Regiment
45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
24th Regiment South Wales Borderers
South Africa Medal
NameHEXTALL – William
Regiment (s)46th 45th and 24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1515 – 46th Regiment
2440 – 45th Regiment
173 – 24th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th December 1839 / 17 years 9 months / Sketchley Leicestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 11 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 20 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 13th March 1861 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsSouth African Medal for the 2nd and 3rd Kaffir Wars 1846-1853
Intended Residence at
Warwick England
Pension Districts1861 Coventry
1862 Sheffield
1864 Tilbury
1864-1865 Western Australia
1866-1869 South Australia
1870 Bengal
1871-1875 Calcutta Bengal
Pension Paid1/2½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England date not known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Bosworth Hinckley Leicestershire 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
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 ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 12th January 1867 – page 1
Departure from Western
12th August 1866 W. Hextall to Adelaide per Emily Smith
11th February 1865 an Ellen Hextall and 2 children went to South Australia per “Gem”
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Hextall 1515 Private 46th Foot Depot Location Jersey and Cork
1851 William Hextall 2440 Private 45th Foot Location Natal South Africa
1861 Willian Hextall Sergeant 2nd Battalion 24th Foot Location Cork
Discharge due to having completed 21 years service and being on permanent staff of the Warwick Regiment of Militia.
In 1867 William Hextall gave evidence in a court case in support of fellow 24th Regiment soldier Charles Stretch who was also on the Clara in 1864.