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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
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 Aberdeen Scotland
M BURKITT John Thomas Perth 1881
D 16 January 1949 Perth WA late of Canning
Simon B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M Sarah Weir 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 4 April 1941 Perth WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
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
Christina Charlotte HAMILTON born1871 Fremantle WA
(Christina Monroe)
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
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 InformationIn the 1841 World Wide index Private John Perse no 1356 with the 5th Foot was stationed at the depot in Athlone
In 1851 he was stationed at Bangalore India no 1669 with the 25th Regiment as a private