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38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Inkerman and Alma Clasps
NameHIGGINS – William
Regiment (s)38th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1831
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd August 1839 / 17 years / Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 5 years 4 months
Jamaica – 2 years
North America – 3 years 3 months
Turkey – 4 months
Crimea – 1 year 9 months
East Indies – 2 years
Length of Service21 years 26 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th Nov 1861 / Camp Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish War Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp
Intended Residence at
Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Belfast
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
1869 Calcutta
1870 2nd Belfast
1882 Lurgan Armagh (WO22/209 1882-1883)
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship amd Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Shankill Lurgan Armagh 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st Wife1 child name not known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
1869 to Calcutta India
1870 returned to Belfast Ireland
Date/Place of Death/BurialSee further information
Date/Place of Death/Burial WifeNot yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 William Higgins private 1831 location Zante, Ionian Islands
1851 Ditto location Halifax, Nova Scotia
1861 Ditto location Colchester
Discharge: At own request having completed upwards of 21 years’ service.
In the 1861 Census William was a single man, born Ireland
With his regiment at the Colchester Infantry Barracks, however, on 20 September 1867 William Higgins made an order to voluntarily pay £3/8/6 to his wife and child in Lurgan, therefore the marriage must have been between 1861 and 1867.
A William Higgins age 65 died 23rd November 1887 Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland