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Colour Sergeant William Cleaver (........1900)

Settled in New Zealand

Back to . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
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  • Rank on Discharge : Colour Sergeant
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  • Regimental # : 2114
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  • Date of Discharge : 1857
  • Where Discharged : Auckland New .Zealand
  • Died : 8 October 1900.  
  • Where Died / Buried : : Whitianga, New Zealand
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  • Spouse's Name : Charlotte McDowell
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  • Date Married : 1850
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    Information supplied by Monica Stanway dstanway@xtra.co.nz
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    William Cleaver , who took his discharge from the 58th regt in Auckland New Zealand in 1857, where he had spent the last few years on garrison duty.  He had received promotion under Captain Nugent to Corporal in 1848 and to Colour Sergeant in 1853.  After his discharge he lived at Mahurangi where he was involved in the kauri timber industry. Later he worked in packing provisions to the bushworkers and gumdiggers at various places along coastal North Island of New Zealand, including Mahurangi, Tairua, and Whitianga. William Cleaver married Charlotte McDowell in 1850 and had a family of 10.  He died at Whitianga, New Zealand 8 Oct 1900.  
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: April 19, 2004.