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84th Regiment York and Lancaster
NameSWIFT – William
Regiment (s)84th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 657
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th February 1831 / 19 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
White Smith
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Dark / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years 109 days
Length of Service22 years 207 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Liverpool Lancashire England
Pension Districts1853 1st Liverpool
1855 2nd Glasgow
1856 1st Liverpool
1858-1879 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 11 years 11 months service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Liverpool Lancashire England
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 married
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
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th May 1879 Albany Western Australia
Bur Memorial Park Albany WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1833 Tried by Garrison Court martial Plymouth for desertion
British Army, Worldwide Index
1841 657 Private Located Dublin Ireland
1851 657 Private Located Trinchonopoly India
Discharge: Due to declining strength and activity and disease of the liver.
On 29 April 1859 the Resident Magistrate Fremantle nominated pensioners SGs Peter Gallagher William Swift, William Thompson Cornelius Murphy and Timothy Moran to be given a reward commiserate with that awarded to the Water Police for their involvement in the pursuit of five escaped prisoners on the boat Zillah. SROWA Acc 36 Vol 454 Folio 311
17th January 1865 William Swift was one of the pensioners chosen to go to Camden Harbour. He was a single man employed at a daily rate of 2/- per diem, a whitesmith, his conduct was noted as being indifferent. SROWA Acc 35 Vol 552 Folio 52