HIGGINS – William 38th Regiment

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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
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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
Discharge
Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Belfast
1869 Calcutta
1870 2nd Belfast
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Australia
1869 to Calcutta India
1870 returned to Belfast Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further Information