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MILLWARD – Samuel John Williams 4th Light Dragoons and 10th Hussars

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4th Light Dragoons
10th Royal Hussars
Lived Greenough = pictured is Clinch’s Mill
NameMILLWARD – Samuel John Williams
Regiment (s)4th Light Dragoons and 10th Hussars
Regiment Number (s) 845 – 4th Light Dragoons
1127 – 10th Hussars
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th July 1836 / 16 years 3 months / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Auburn / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 9 years 222 days
Length of Service15 years 216 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th April 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1852 1st West London
1864 Tilbury
1864-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Stoke Damerald (Demerel) Devonport England
Date/Place of Baptism5th May 1817 Devonport Devon
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
26TH May 1808 St Andrews, Plymouth Devon England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1820 Plymouth Devon England
Date/Place of Marriage15th July 1854 St Andrew’s Plymouth Devon England
Children by 1st WifeSamuel Philip B 3rd Qtr 1855 Bristol Gloucestershire England
Florence Welsford B 24 February 1859 Marylebone Middlesex England
Bp 9th November 1859 London England
M CONNOLLY Charles 1887 Greenough Western Australia
D 1st January 1927 Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Geraldton Cemetery (Apex Park) WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Master of Swan boys orphanage
Schoolteacher – Picton 1867-1870
Greenough 1871-1876 also 1882 and 1883
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 15th August 1868 page 3 Founding of the Temperance Society
The Daily News Thursday 9th September 1886 page 3 Death of Samuel
The Herald Saturday 26th July 1884 page 2 Death of Ann
Geraldton Guardian Tuesday 4th January 1927 page 2 Obituary Florence Connolly
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st August 1886 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
15th July 1884 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDiscrepancy in the discharge dates WO 23s state 17th March 1863.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Samuel Millward 845 Corporal 4th Lt Dragoons location Kirkee India
1851 SJW Millward 1127 Private 10th Light Dragoons location Kirkee India
Discharge at own request
1861 Census RG0/180/14/21
Samuel Millward is living at 9 Hemlock Court London with his wife Ann (40) and his son Samuel age 5 born Bristol Gloucestershire and daughter Florence age 2 born Middlesex. He is described as a Half Pay Army pensioner
During the voyage of the Clara was cautioned for cursing and using disgusting language he wrote “I have sent for Private Millward and read this notation from the Government Journal and in the event of such conduct being continued, I will use means to every extent to suppress the same.”
T.Millward was one of the six guards reported for gross negligence of duty in taking his ammunition from a pouch and concealing it in the barracks, Grog stopped for 3 days and the matter to be referred to the Commandant at Fremantle.Samuel Millward was a foundation member of the Temperance Society, took an active interest in Church affairs (Anglican) and he and his wife were Master and Matron of the Swan Orphanage until their resignation in 1878 prior to going to Champion Bay where he was employed as a school master at the back flats Greenough