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 Sergeant Etherington William Joseph (1847.......1887.)

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  • Born :  16 May 1847
  • Where Born :  Bermondsey England
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  • Died :   1887
  • Where Died / Buried : Rotherhithe in Surrey England
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  • Spouse's Name :Elizabeth PHILLIPS 
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  • Date Married :1868 
  • Where Married : Bermondsey England
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  • Some information kindley supplied by Kerry Farmer

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    His children John Austin & Annie Maud ETHERINGTON, born Lucknow India in 1873
    Edith Alice ETHERINGTON b Dum Dum 1877
    George Albert b Jellapahar, Darjeeling 1879
    Ada Georgina born Rahikhet, Bengal 1881
    History & Achievements :
    William's father John died just before he was born, and his mother died when William was aged 7
    I've now found that he came out to Melbourne in 1857, aged 9, with his brother, sister-in-law & baby niece, so I guess it must have been possible for him to join the regiment as a drummer here in Australia. Do you have any idea how old/young a drummer boy could be? I'm not surprised that the poor boy didn't want to go off to NZ to the Maori Wars.
    I know that William married in Lonondon in 1868, had a son in Bradford in 1869, a son in Ireland in 1871, and then 5 kids in India between 1873 & 1881 - when I gather that the 40th joined with the 82nd to become the 1st & 2nd battalions of the South Lancashire Regiment. What started this process for me was trying to find out where William's 3 kids from 1882-1884 were born, so I guess that means some more researching the regiment.
    Then I lose him for some years, in which time he had Mary (c 1882), Harry (c1883), Alice (c1884) & he is back in England, at Southwark, for the birth of his son Harry in 1886.
    The father, William Joseph ETHERINGTON  died at Rotherhithe in Surrey in 1887. So he himself wasn't a settler in Australia, however some of his siblings were.  

    ETHERINGTON, William J. Dmr 40th 13.6yrs, 4'7"; fresh complexion, fair hair, blue eyes; born Middlesex; deserted at Melbourne on 26.4.1860. Note - arrested 17.5.1860.

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