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SIBBALD – William 72nd Highlanders

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72nd Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal Central India Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal
NameSIBBALD – William
Regiment (s)72nd Highlanders
Regiment Number (s) 1817 – 72nd Highlanders
675 – 72nd Highlanders
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1 –  21st December 1843 / 17 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire, Scotland
2 –  14th May 1860 / 34 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft  6.3/8 in
Swarthy / Blue / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 2 months
West Indies – 4 months
Crimea – 1 year
East Indies – 2 years
Length of Service17 Years 281 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge1 – Private / 11th April 1860 / unreadable
2 – Private / 3rd December 1861 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 with Central India Clasp
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea War Medal
Intended Residence at
Blantyre Lanarkshire Scotland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Glasgow
1862 Tilbury
1862 Western Australia
1864 New South Wales
1874 Victoria
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1825 Blantyre Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland
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
Not yet known
Does not appear to have been married when in  Western Australia
as he sailed alone on the “Rangatiri”  to Eastern States in 1864
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
“Rangatiri”  to the Eastern States of Australia in 1864
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known / Possibly  at Sandhurst Melbourne Australia in 1887
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army World Wide Index – shows William with the 72nd at Bristol England
1861 British Army World Wide Index – shows William with the 72nd at Aberdeen Scotland