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Private William Daniel Lillingston (.c.1826.....1996.)

 

Back To . . . 99th Foot Wiltshire Duke of Edinburgh Regiment

  • Born : Circa 1826
  • Where Born : London or Oxford
  • Occupation : Soldier
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  • Ship Arrived on : North Briton
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 16 June 1842
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  • Regimental # : 1791.
  • Date of Discharge : : March 1850
  • Where Discharged : Hobart Town.
  • Died : 22 August 1916
  • Where Died / Buried : old Ballarat Cemetery.
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  • Spouse's Name :Jane Watson
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    This information was kindly Stephen & Marilyn St Clair supplied by E-mail address
     
    sandm@bigfoot.com
       
     
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    14 Children

    History & Achievements :

    According to family history (oral);The family history (which may be supported by a newspaper article about him at the time of his death) says that he was at the gates of Buckingham Palace when the birth of Edward the Seventh was announced (9.11.1841).  When he enlisted he was 'underaged' to be a soldier so was put into the regimental band.
    Enlisted in the 99th Foot Regiment on 16.6.1842 & was discharged in March 1850 in Hobart Town.
    He may have travelled to Australia on board the North Briton.  Pay records show his regiment number as 1791.
    After discharge, he worked in Tasmania for a while with the Tasmanian Postal service and then went to Victoria.
    Daniel was the first letter carrier for Ballarat.  With wife Jane Watson he produced 14 children (Tassy & Vic).He died 22 August 1916 & is buried in the old Ballarat Cemetery.
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: August 23, 2002.