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14th Regiment
NameSLY – Robert
Regiment (s)14th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1029
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th September 1832 / 20 years / Freshford Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Freckled / Hazel / Auburn / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 1 month
North America – 6 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 19 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th October 1853/ Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Carlow Carlow Ireland
Pension Districts1853 Carlow
1856 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 increased to 1/3d for 15 years 11 months service to the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1812 Old Leighlin Carlow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SLY Walter
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1811 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage9th December 1854 Carlow Ireland
Children of 1st WifeHICKEY Bridget
B c1841 Ireland
M DAVIS Thomas 1864 York Western Australia
D 26 May 1892 York WA
Buried York Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York P 16 0f 4 acres
Assigned 31 December 1857 Title Application March 1867 Title Deed 6/5
On 25 April 1867 Robert Sly purchased York Lot 265 of 5 acres 2 roods and 29 perches at one pound per acre
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 30th July 1856 page 3 Court Martial of Captain Foss
Perth Gazette and WA Times Friday 8th December 1865 page 3 Purchase of York Lot 123
The Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth) Wednesday 27 May 1868 page 2 Petition in support of Harbour etc
WA Record Thursday 2 June 1892 page 8 Obituary Bridget Davis
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th April 1875 York Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23 September 1880 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Robert Sly 1029 Private 14th Foot location Barbados & Kingston, Canada
1851 As Above location Athlone Ireland
Discharge ‘Unfit for service in consequence of impaired constitution.’
Robert Sly was treated for catarrh during the voyage of the William Hammond
Robert Sly was one of the pensioners on the William Hammond from whom Captain Foss misappropriated money to the value of £8/14/6
York Census said he had 3 ½ acres of land and kept 4 head of cattle and 3 goats
Signed a petition to the Legislative Council seeking (and supporting) improvements to Fremantle Harbour and improved rail access