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HILLYAR / HILLIEAR – James 48th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
NameHILYAR / HILLIEAR – William or James
Regiment (s)48th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1045
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th May 1835 / 18 years 11 months / Bow Street Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Light Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 4 months
West Indies – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service13 years 304 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th February 1849 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Burbridge Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1849 Trowbridge
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid 7d per diem Temporary – 3 years until 20th April 1852
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
 16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Birbige (Burbridge)  Marlborough Wiltshire 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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Market Gardener in employ of R. Smith
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth Wednesday 14th June 1854 – page 3 “Sudden Death” pensioner Hildyard (sic)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th June 1854 Herdsman Lake Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia (James Hellyard)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 James Hilliear, 1045 Private 48th Foot, location Gibraltar
Discharge due to a chronic cough which was first evident on the voyage home from Jamaica in 1847 and difficulty breathing.
An inquest of his death was held and cause of death was apoplexy
The Surgeon Superintendent on the Minden recorded his name as William Hillyar