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SYFAS – Daniel 14th Regiment

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14th Regiment
NameSYFAS – Daniel
Regiment (s)14th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 807
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th January 1832 / 18 years 1 month / Northampton Northamptonshire England
Description – Height
5Ft 7 in
Sallow / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service21 years 89 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th October 1853 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Preston Lancashire England
Pension Districts1853 Preston
1854 1st Liverpool
1856 3rd Plymouth
1857 2nd Plymouth
1857 1st Liverpool
July 1857 – late 1857 (no pension details) Western Australia
Late 1857 2nd Plymouth
1865 – 68 1st Liverpool
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd May 1857
Date/Place of BirthApril 1812 Barton Woodstock Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of Baptism5th April 1812 Charlbury Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsSYFAS Hannah bap June 1800 Charlbury Oxfordshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BEST Margaret
B 1825 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageJuly – September 1845 Darlington Durham England
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Ann B c1853 Ireland
M BROOK Edward James Colgrave 19th October 1875 Walton-in-the-Hill Lancashire England
D Not yet known
Hannah (1) B 29th July 1855 St. Augustine Liverpool Lancashire England
Buried 4th April 1856 aged 9 months
John B January-March 1857 Princetown Devon England
M TYLDESLEY Margaret Ann October-December 1878 Liverpool Lancashire England
D Not yet known
Hannah (2) (Annie) B October – December 1859 Liverpool Lancashire England
M GRIBBIN John October-December 1878 Braddan Isle of Man
D Not yet known
Margaret B c1864 Liverpool Lancashire
M McQUILLAN John 18th May 1885 Liverpool
Daniel B c1866 Liverpool Lancashire England
D 1907 West Derby Lancashire England
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
Left Western Australia in late 1857: no details known: pension paid Plymouth Devon 1857 – 68
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th April 1868 Liverpool Lancashire England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDaniel first enlisted in the Army under the name Daniel Pigeon, however in 1846 when the War Office became aware of the deception they ordered all records to be amended with the man’s actual name.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Daniel Pigeon 807 Private 14th Foot Location Newry
1851 Daniel Syfas 807 Private 14th Foot Location Athlone
Discharge due to general debility
In the 1871 Census the widowed Margaret age 46 is living with her children John 14, Hannah 11, Margaret 7 and Daniel 5 at 76 Tatlock Street Liverpool, Margaret is working as a charwoman