TOPPING – William 37th Regiment

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NameTOPPING – William
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1592
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th September 1839 / 17 years 6 months / Leeds Yorkshire England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationHalifax Nova Scotia  – 8 months
Ceylon – 10 Years 8 months
Bengal  – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service21 Years 6 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th March 1861 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Preston Lancaster England
Pension Districts1861 Preston
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1865-1886 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birth1822  Leeds Yorkshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Bridget
c1822  Ireland
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not known  pension paid South Australia 1871
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th December 1886 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index (1) shows William with 37th at Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1841 British Army World Wide Index (2) shows William with 37th at Limerick and Birr Ireland
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows William with 37th at Kandy and Colombo Ceylon
1861 British Army World Wide Index shows William with 37th at Chatham England 

1861 UK Census (RG09/ 3132/78/10) : 2 Swarbrick Court Preston
William Topping, head, married, 39, Chelsea Pensioner, born Leeds Yorkshire
Bridget Topping, wife, married, 39, born Ireland.

1871 pension paid South Australia to wife as he is in asylum