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87th Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Application
Pensioner Guard Memorial Coogee
NameHYLAND / HEYLAND – John Francis
Regiment (s)87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2397
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th June 1848 / 17 years / Northampton England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8.5/6 in
Freckled / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years 8 months
China- 1 year 1 month
Gibraltar – 1 year 5 months
Length of Service21 years 27 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 5th July 1870 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Pontefract Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1870 Halifax
1873 Greenwich
1874-1905 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/9d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/11½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Den Drumcliffe Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
JONES Bridget
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of Marriage(Caffrey) 2nd Qtr 1866 Portsea Island Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeRose Margurita /Margaret B 1867 Gibraltar
M 1st RILEY George 12th November 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd ADLAM Joseph (Michael) 20th December 1905 Pingelly Western Australia
D 1st July 1914 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Lillian Jane/t B 1st Qtr Pontefract Yorkshire England
D 1899 WA
Mary Teresa B 23rd November 1874
Bp 26th November 1874 Fremantle WA
John Francis B 22nd June 1877
Bp 4th July 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Violetta Ellen B 7th April 1882
Bp 26th April 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
M FITZPATRICK John 1904 Perth Western Australia
Charles Stewart (Lucas) Parnell B 10th November 1886
Bp 5th January 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Bernard B 5th May 1891
Bp 8th August 1891 Fremantle WA
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
23rd August 1877 assigned P17 Lake Munster or Koojee of 20 acres
26th October 1880 Application for title
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 23rd May 1874 page 3 Account of the wounding of Mrs Hyland by her husband
The Herald Saturday 4th July 1874 account of the trial result 3 months imprisonment with hard labour as it was felt he was provoked.
The West Australian 19th June 1905 News and Notes – page 4 – Death Notice
The West Australian Friday 23rd August 1907 page 4 Death notice Marion Hyland
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th June 1905 Robb’s Jetty South Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th August 1907 (suburb unknown)
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 John Hyland 2397 Private 87th location Ferozepore
1861 John Heyland (sic) 2397 Corporal 87th Ft returning from China
Discharge at own request
1871 Census Castle Chain Pontefract Yorkshire
John Heyland (sic) age 39 a Chelsea pensioner and Militia Staff Sergeant is living with his wife Mary Ann age 20 (born Ireland) and their daughters Rose Margaret age 3 born Gibraltar and Lillian Jane age 2 months born Pontefract.
Pension suspended during three months imprisonment. Convicted in Australia for unlawfully wounding his wife through jealousy. War Office with letter from Senior Officer Pensioners Fremantle, issued the Man’s pension on person responsibility in order prevent the wife and children starving. Former decision now ordered to be varied and only one third suspended the rest to be paid to the wife during imprisonment beyond which the board does not feel justified in giving the rest.
In November 1880 John Hyland was on the Nominal list for the Enrolled Guard, he was living at the Fremantle Barracks with his wife and 5 children. He was dismissed from the guard on 7th December 1880. Private Hyland requested leave for longer periods to enable him to look after some plots of land some distance from Fremantle he was cultivating. He appeared to question the authority of the Sgt. Major and spoke to him with disrespect. When reprimanded by the Commanding Officer of the EG he replied in an improper manner.
In June 1881 he was allowed the £15 grant as he had built his 2 roomed stone cottage as required at Koojee.
Daughter Lillian Janet died 1899 age 28 Father John Francis Mother Mary Ann Snade (?) born Yorkshire England
Another daughter Daisy is mentioned in newspaper articles