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HOLLIDAY / HOLIDAY – William 63rd Regiment

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63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 759
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd February 1831 / 20 years 5 months / Norwich Norfolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 2 years 6 months
East Indies – 13 years
Length of Service17 years 66 days 31 January 1831-11 April 1848
Private 31 January 1831-12 April 1842
Corporal 13 April 1842-12 April 1843
Sergeant 13 April 1843-5 March 1844
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th April 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Tittleshall (sic) Norfolk England
Pension Districts1848 Norwich
1854 Lynn
1855-1859 Western Australia
1859-1886 South Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Tittleshall near East Denham Norfolk England
Date/Place of Baptism25th August 1809 Tittleshall with Godwick Norfolk England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HANNON Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeHenry B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret B 1856
M KELLY James 10th September 1877 Stow memorial church manse Adelaide South Australia
Helen Patience B 12th September 1861 Port Adelaide South Australia (Mother Hannon)
M O’CONNELL William 15th August 1892 Queen of Angels, Thebarton South Australia (Ellen Halladay)
Sophia B 6th June 1863 Port Adelaide South Australia
M MERCHANT Samuel 24th March 1883 Port Adelaide South Australia
2nd M LOEWE Franz Hermann 2nd February 1892 Adelaide South Australia
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 ArticlesNot yet known
Possible Departure from Western Australia1859 to South Australia “Swallow” (possibly)
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th March 1886 Adelaide South Australia (possibly)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide index William Holliday, 756, 63rd regiment, location Moulmein.
WO12/72731851 Census HO 107/1767/257 Emneth Road, Walsoken, Norfolk
William Holiday (Sic) lodger, unmarried, age 40, Pensioner (Soldier) born Tittelsell, Norfolk.

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell No wife of William Holiday mentioned

Royal Adelaide Hospital entry 351
William Halliday (sic) admitted 8 April 1871 age 65, born Norfolk, residence Port Adelaide 13 years in Colony ie 1859 arrived on the Swallow.