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Private William Holliday ( c 1797 - 1851)

William Holliday's Battle of Waterloo Waterloo Medal

Back To . . .48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment

  • Born :  c. 1797
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lloyds "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Enlistment :  2nd Batt, 30th Regiment , Foot
  • Date of Enlistment :  2nd Batt, 30th Regiment , Foot
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Transfered : 48th Regiment 1816 England
  • Date of Discharge : 1824 48th Regiment
  • Where Discharged : Tasmania
  • Died :  1851 Victoria age 60
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  • 1st Spouse's Name : Martha
  • Born : c 1796
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  • Occupation : soldiers wife
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  • Died : 06 Jun 1842 age 46
  • Where Died / Buried : Tasmania
  • Date Married :  No record found
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  • 2nd Spouse's Name :  Lucy WAUGH, 
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  • Occupation : soldiers wife
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  • Date Married :   1851
  • Where Married : Melbourne, Meth/Wes
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    HOLLIDAY, Martha CD 409700 Death
    Sex: Female
    Age at Death: 46
    Death Date: 06 Jun 1842
    Reg Year: 1842 Reg State: Tasmania
    Ref Number: 676
    (1) No Record of Marriage Found

    HOLLIDAY, William EM 448472 Marriage
    Spouse: WAUGH, Lucy
    Reg Year: 1851 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 39B Parish: Melbourne, Meth/Wes
    (1) No children by this marriage

    HOLLIDAY, William CD 409720 Death
    Mother: Alice
    Index Year: 1859
    Reg Year: 1859 Reg State: New South Wales ( Victoria )
    Ref Number: 3923 (1)

  • Generation 1  are William Holliday 2nd Batt, 30th Regiment , Foot Later 48th Regiment and  Martha ( nee) unknown

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    Though styled the Waterloo Medal, it was awarded to anyone who had taken part in one or more of the following battles Ligny, 16th June; Quatre Bras, 16th June; Waterloo, 18th June. 

    It is also the first campaign medal awarded to the next-of-kin of men killed in action. (

    It is not generally known that this medal also has another distinction in that it was the first on which the recipient's name was impressed around the edge by machine.

     

     
    References
     
    (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General
    Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: June 27, 2008.