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74th Regiment Highlanders
Regiment (s)5th Fusiliers/ 25th Foot/74th Regiment see 2nd page WO97
5th 13/04/1839-31/03/1841 1356
25th 01/04/1841-28/02/1855 1669
74th 01/03/1855-20/08/1860  3813
Regiment Number (s) 1356 / 1669 / 3813
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th April 1839 / 18 years / Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 136 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 4th September 1860 / Aberdeen Scotland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Dundee Scotland
Pension Districts1860 Aberdeen
1861 Salisbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1862 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Athenry Galway 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
MOUROW / MUNRO Christina
c 1828
Date/Place of Marriage10th June 1859 St. Nicholas Aberdeen Scotland
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 1860 Inverurui (sic) Aberdeen Scotland
M BURKITT John Thomas Perth 1881
D 16 January 1949 Perth WA late of Canning
Simon B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M WEIR Sarah 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 4 April 1941 Wagin WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia (Pearce)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MUNROE (sic) Daniel
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Wife’s Second MarriageHAMILTON George 1868 Fremantle WA (Pearce) died 4 May 1890 age 78.
Children from 2nd Marriage William Daniel HAMILTON born 1869 Fremantle WA
M CHRISTIE Elizabeth 1892 Perth Western Australia
Christina Charlotte HAMILTON born1871 Fremantle WA
(Christina Monroe)
M WARD Edward 1897 Perth Western Australia
D 4th October 1974 Como Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
The Western Mail Saturday 27th November 1909 page 34 Obituary Christina Hamilton.
The West Australian Monday 7th April 1941 page 1 Funeral notice Simon Pearce(sic) Death notice 5th April 1941 page 1
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd November 1864 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
22nd November 1909/ Perth
Buried East Perth Cemetery 24th November 1909
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Pte John Perse, 1356, 5th Foot location Athlone
1851 Pte john Persse, 1669, 25th Foot location Bangalore India
Discharge at own request after completion of 21 years service