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LAUGHLIN / LAUGHLAN / McLAUGHLIN – William 96th and 83rd Regiment

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83rd Regiment Dublin
96th Regiment 1875
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
Land Application
Regiment (s)96th and 83rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1322 – 83rd Regiment
3346 – 96th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th August 1839 / 18 years / Great Bolton Lancaster England
Description – Height
 5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 243 days
East Indies – 12 years 160 days
Length of Service19 years 347 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th June 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 with Central India clasp
Intended Residence at
Tamworth Staffordshire England
Pension Districts1862 Preston
1863 Tilbury
1863-1884 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/6d per diem for service in 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 Ballymahon Longford Ireland
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
20th December 1883 granted North Fremantle Location P75 of 1 acre 3 perches 8 roods (located in Harvest Road 3 blocks from Rocky Bay) Title Deed 6/163
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News 28th January 1884 – page 3 (Obituary)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th January 1884 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Chatham, Kent
1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Lahore, Pakistan
1861 British Army World Wide Index – Regiment stationed at: Belgaum, East Indies
William LAUGHLIN also spent time in Tasmania during his service in New South Wales. He was a member of an escort involved in an attempted mutiny by convicts being transported to Norfolk Island (see Obituary)
Discharge due to general debility after 12 years service in India-unfit for further service
William Laughlin 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. Pensioner 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.