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TEED – William Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge

NameTEED – William
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 788
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th January 1831 / 18 years 2 months / Leicester Leicestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 5 years
Malta and Ionian Isles – 5 years 7 months
Cape of Good Hope – 3 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 189 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th July 1853 / Dover Castle Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth African Medal for the Kaffir War (1846-7 and 1851 – 53)
Intended Residence at
St Marys Leicester Leicestershire
Pension Districts1853 Leicester
1855 Plymouth
1856-1862 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
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 Birth1811 St Marys Leicester Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Baptism15th April 1811 Wisbech St Peters Cambridgeshire England
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 applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 16th September 1859 page 2 Charged with being drunk
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1862 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Teed 788 Private 1st Bn Rifle Brigade Location Malta
1851 As above Location Dover
Served in the Kaffir Wars 1846-7 Present at the action against the insurgent Boers on 28th August 1848
Discharge due to being worn out from upwards of 21 years’ service
6th June 1856 charged with a military offence
1859 charged with drunkenness and having no place of abode. In his defence he said he was unable to work as he was almost blind and asked the magistrate to look him up until the next pension day as he had been robbed of all his money. Fined 5 shilling or in default to be locked up for five days.