Sergeant William Smith
Where Born :
Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
Occupation : Soldier / Master
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :"
Castle Eden "
Port Arrived : Hobart
Rank on Discharge : :Sergeant
Date of Army Enlistment : Attested
27 Sep 1832,
Where Enlisted Army :
Regimental # : . 900
Date Discharged Army : 31
Army Discharge : Ill Health
Where Discharged : Sydney
7 Novovember .1877
Where Died /
, 17 Chapman St, off Liverpool
St, Sydney / Rookwood Church of England Cemetery
Parents Names :
Spouse's Name : Mary
Date Married :3
Where Married :
Chapel of St Mary's, Brecon, Wales.
Spouse's Parents :Sergent
Where Born : County Cork,
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :
Died : 28 May 1865
Where Died /
- Back to Surnames
- Area Settled :
- Children :
- 1.Sarah SMITH 1834-34, Brecon, Wales
2. Robert Alexander SMITH 1835, Waterford, Ireland.
Died 1878, Sydney. Tailor, labourer, police constable.
Married 1862 Catherine HART. Children: Mary Jane HART,
?James 1857, Charles H 1862, Catherine 1863, Alfred A
1864, Robert Alexander 1865.
3. Male died young.
4. William SMITH c1840/1 Devonport(?). Died 1886 Sydney.
Undertaker, turncock . Married 1865 Catherine CHAMBERS.
Children: William 1866, John P 1868, Isabella 1870, Mary
Elizabeth 1873, Catherine 1875, male.
5. John Arthur SMITH . bp 12.3.1843, Weedon Becke,
Northants. Undertaker Died 29.5.1897, Sydney. Married
1864 Emma MORRIS. Children: Alice S 1865, John A 1867,
Emma 1869, Albert A 1872, Ada Mary 1874, Amelia
Alice 1876, Louisa 1878.
6. Female b c 1845. Died after 1877.
7. Mary Elizabeth SMITH 4.4.1847, Launceston, Tasmania.
Died 1926, Sydney. Married 1865 Jesse Donaldson TOWNSEND,
cab proprietor. Children: Mary E 1865, Harriet H
1870, Male , Elsie May 1882, Jesse William 1885.
8. Fanny Martha SMITH 23.2.1849 Victoria Barracks,
Sydney. Died 1916. Married 1866 Christopher Gardner
JACKSON, jeweller & watchmaker. Children: Christopher
George 1867, William Townley 1869, Mary Isabella 1871,
John 1875, Walter 1879.
9. Rachel SMITH 23.4.1851 Victoria Barracks, Sydney. Died
? Married 1882 Donald Henry TRADER. Children:
Marian M 1882, May G 1885, Florence J 1887, Rae Lilly
- History &
Rank & Regimental History. Sergeant.
Attested 27 Sep 1832, Belfast, Ireland. Formal discharge 31 March
1856 on grounds of health disability with an outpension of 2
shillings per week. One Honorary Distinction badge & Good
Conduct Pay awarded 1 Jan 1840. Attached to Headquarters while
serving in Australia, including a period in Launceston January
1847 to August 1848. There were 38 women & 48 children
sailing on the CASTLE EDEN July 1845 accompanying the 350 men of
the Headquarters & 4 companies of the Regiment, the whole of
which totalled over 1100 men, sailing on 9 different ships. Women
were generally allowed to accompany their men into non combat
zones as part of the regiment at the strength of one woman for
every ten men.
William's trade would have allowed a supplementary income in the
making, repair & alterations to the uniforms of both officers
Description. Dark brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion, five
foot seven inches.
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- Last revised: December 01, 2004.