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74th Regiment Highlanders
NameMILLER – William
Regiment (s)74th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1257
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th March 1836 / 21 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / Marked with letter “D”
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 years 5 months
North America – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service14 years 74 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th October 1850 /  Clonmel Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Belfast Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1850 Ballymena
1852 1st Belfast
1852 Ballymena
1859 2nd Belfast
1860 2nd Glasgow
1863 Tilbury
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc 1815 Ballynare Belfast Antrim 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
CUNNIFF Catherine (Kate)
1832 Ireland
previously married to EPG Henry Brindley
Date/Place of Marriage1869 Geraldton
Children by 1st WifeWilliam  b 1870 Geraldton Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CUNNIFF Matthew  (constable)
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GREEN Catherine
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Thursday 14th December 1905 – page 2 – Catherine Miller Geraldton bequest
Departure from Western
Pension paid to 31st December 1864 in Western Australia: not known how or when left Western Australia. In South Australia in 1865
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known, possibly in South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th May 1905 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill of Catherine (Kate) Miller Cons 3403/1905/192 – 3rd April 1905
Kate Miller leaves the 2 allotments at Greenough valued at £80 to her son Joseph Henry Brindley, Customs Officer. (Death Certificate attached.)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William miller 1257 Private 74th Foot location Barbados, at sea Montreal
Discharge due to ophthalmia and syphilis  and suffered both primary and secondary symptoms.