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HOLMAN – William 81st Regiment

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81st Regiment Colours
NameHOLMAN – William
Regiment (s)81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1456
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th March 1840 / 20 years and 10 months / Bristol England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Pale / Hazel / Auburn / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year 5 months
Canada – 4 years 3 months
Length of Service12 years 78 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 16th April 1852/ Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Camborne Cornwall
Pension Districts1852 Falmouth
1853-1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem for 3 years: pension expires 25th June 1855
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc May 1819  St Michael’s London Middlesex 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
B 1830
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B c1849 Ireland
M HAYWARD Sarah 1872
D 17th February 1911 Hilton Adelaide South Australia
Bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Margaret B 30th June 1851 Ireland
bap 31st August 1851 Church Of Ireland Templemore Tipperary Ireland
D 9th August 1853 aboard the “Phoebe Dunbar”
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeSMITH John
25th January 1859 Adelaide South Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 19th September 1855 – page 2
South Australian Register 27th September 1855 – page 2
The Advertiser Monday 30th May 1904 page 2 Funeral notice Mary Ann Holman Smith
The Advertiser Tuesday 21st February 1911 page 8 Death notice William Henry Holman
Departure from Western
M. Holman and son left Fremantle on the 11th September 1855 on the Thane of Fife for Adelaide
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
SMITH Mary Ann died 28th May 1904 Hilton Adelaide South Australia
Bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 William Holman 1456 Private 81st Foot location Charlesfort Kinsale
1851 William Holman 1456 Corporal 81st Foot location Templemore
Discharge: Due to a rupture on his left side first occurred 1848 Halifax (Canada)
William Holman Guard’s child aged 4 was treated for whooping cough on 15th May aboard the Phoebe Dunbar while his young sister Margaret aged 1 year and 6 months died August 9th from dysentery.
William age 33 was treated for phthisis August 16th and had not recovered at the time of arriving at Fremantle.
The date and maiden name of William Henry Holman’s wife is on the burial site for the West Terrace Cemetery as it is not on BMDs