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80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire
30th Regiment Cambridgshire Crest
9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Cap Badge
24th Regiment South Wales Borderers
Sutlej Medal
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
NameHILL – Robert
Regiment (s)80th 30th 9th and 24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1089 – 9th Regiment
2699 – 24th Regiment
3144 – 80th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1. 1836-9th June 1852 16 years 46 days
2. 1st October 1852 / 34 years 6 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies -16 years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 30 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th September 1858 / no place given
Campaign MedalsCandahar, Ghuznee and Cabul Medals 1841-2
Sutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Punjab Campaign Medal 1848-9 with clasps for Chilianwallah and Gujarat
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1858 – 59 Bristol
1860 Wales West
1861-1869 Western Australia
1869 Madras
1870 London West
1873-1876 Bristol/ Carlisle/ 2nd N London
Pension Paid8½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1818 St Cuthbert’s Carlisle Cumberland England (1871 Census)
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HILL William (Brush-maker)
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 Marriage13th March 1858 St. John’s Pembroke Dock Pembrokeshire Wales
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
John Ferrell a shipwright.
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Employed by the Convict Establishment from 4th April 1862 until he resigned 4 July 1869 (Barker page 102)
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 31st July 1867 page 2
Departure from Western
July – August 1869 by unknown ship: paid in Madras India in September 1869
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 30th June 1876 Holborn London
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Robert Hill, private 1089, 9th Foot Location Meerut, WO12/2685
1851 Robert Hill, Private, 2699 24th Regt (9F 1089) Location Wazirabad, Pakistan. WO12/4106
His first discharge was at his own request the second
discharge due to chronic rheumatism and worn out.
1871 Census RG 10/385/22/37 Wilmington Place, St. James Clerkenwell, London MDX
Robert Hill, age 53, married, lodger, Chelsea Pensioner, born Bristol, Somerset (nb place of birth differs)