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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal
32 West Guildford Land Application
NameHYLAND – John
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1761
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd February 1841 / 19 years / Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Dark / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 10 years 2 months
Bengal – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 67 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th February 1862 / no location given
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857 – 58
Intended Residence at
“Back of the ‘Welsh Harp’ Cooper Street Runcorn Cheshire England”
Pension Districts1862 1st Liverpool
1862 Manchester
1862 2nd Belfast
1863 Glasgow
1863 Tilbury
1863-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
28th October 1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 9 years’ service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1822 Naas Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HYLAND Patrick
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
TOOHEY Eliza (widow)
1834 Ireland (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage1st January 1868 Guildford Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 30th July 1869 Guildford Western Australia
M KEELER Ellen 1892 Guildford Western Australia
D 30th January 1956 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Ashes scattered Crematorium Rose Garden Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Joseph B 23rd July 1871 Guildford Western Australia
D 1875 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifePossibly EPG TOOHEY Michael EIC Merchantman 1863
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Locations P122 and P125 both of 2 acres in West Guildford on Surrey Street Bassendean: Titles 3/734 & 3/676. Fee Simple was awarded to Eliza after her husband’s death
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 6th September 1865 – page 3
West Australian 6th July 1904 – page 3 (Eliza’s death)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th November 1874 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1904 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Limerick & Birr, Ireland
1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Kandy & Colombo, Ceylon
1861 British Army World Wide Index – return from India
Discharge: Free with pension having completed 21 years and upwards
John Hyland was one of six pensioners engaged to accompany Mr. C.C. Hunt on an expedition to open up the country east of York from 17 January to 26 August 1865. Hyland unfortunately suffered a groin injury as a result of falling on a rock and dislocating his hip. He was unfit to continue and eventually returned to base. Hunt records in detail all the duties recorded by the Pensioners and of Pensioner Gale being too old for the journey and he also returned to base. The party suffered from lack of water, sore eyes, splinters in eyes, and one of the convicts having a ‘gathering under his foot’, bullocks being poisoned and excessive heat and bush fires. As well as making a trail the party were digging wells and bricking them up to provide permanent water holes for travellers.
Reel 1646 Piece 144 Despatches September – December 1865
Page 25. CC Hunt’s journal in which he records having been accompanied by Pensioners Corporal John Martin, George Pidgeon, John Locklan, Henry Rooney, William Hyland, and Thomas Gale.