HYLAND / HEYLAND – John Francis 87th Regiment

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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 – 13 years 2 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 MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeRose Margurita B c1870 Not yet known
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
John Francis
B 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Violetta Ellen
B 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
M FITZPATRICK John 1904 Perth Western Australia
Lucas Parnell B 1886 Fremantle Western 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
Lake Munster or Koojee Lot P17
20 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian 19th June 1905 News and Notes – page 4 – Death Notice
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
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPension 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.