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97th Regiment Ulster
83rd Regiment Dublin
Royal Canadian Uniforms
NameRICHARDSON – William
Regiment (s)97th 83rd Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 851 – 97th Regiment
1379 – 83rd Regiment
547 – Royal Canadian Rifles
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th April 1824 / 16 years / Coventry Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon -11 years 1 month
North America –  12 years 8 months
Length of Service25 years 133 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th September 1851 / Chatham Kent England.
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Hinckley Leicester England
Pension Districts1851 Coventry
1853-1856 Western Australia
1856 – March 1870 Adelaide South Australia
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1808 Shenton Leicestershire (WO 97)
Date/Place of Baptismbap May 18th 1806 Shenton Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Birth
bap 9th May 1773 Leire Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Birth
bap 14th April 1785 Shenton Leicestershire England
M 9th August 1803 Stoney Stanton Leicestershire England
bur 9th
 October 1815 Shenton Leicestershire England
SiblingsMary bap 24th March 1805 Shenton,Leicestershire England
D Not yet known
Joseph bap 27th September 1807 Shenton Leicestershire England
D Not yet known
Abraham bap 16th March 1811 Shenton Leicestershire England
D Hinckley Workhouse
bur 15th December 1886 Barwell cum Stapleton Leicestershire England
Ann bap 4th October 1812 Shenton Leicestershire England
bur 10th December 1813 Shenton Leicestershire England
Sarah bap 30th June 1814 Shenton Leicestershire England
bur 12th July 1814 Shenton Leicestershire England
Ann bap 30th September 1815 Shenton Leicestershire England
bur 29th October 1815 Shenton Leicestershire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1819 (arrived Adelaide from UK c1851)
Date/Place of Marriage5th August 1856 Trinity Church Adelaide South Australia.
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News  Perth 30th April 1856 – page 2
Adelaide Observer  Saturday 10th May 1856 – page 1
Express and Telegraph Adelaide 11th October 1899 –  page 2
Departure from Western
28th April 1856 departed Western Australia for South Australia per “Guyon”
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 26th January 1870 South Australia
Bur Hope Valley Cemetery South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 11th October 1899 Destitute Asylum Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide, South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Richardson 1379 Private 83rd Regiment location London Canada
1851 William Richardson 547 Private Royal Canadian Rifles location Niagara Canada
Discharge due to failing strength and long service.