WALLER, Kilner

Male 1762 -

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  • Name WALLER, Kilner 
    Born 5 May 1762 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1856  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

    Father WALLER, Richard,   b. 1726 
    Mother BRASIER, Ann,   b. 1728, Rivers, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1800  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1752 
    Family ID F1188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family NEWTON, Debra,   b. Abt 1765 
    +1. WALLER, Capt Edward,   b. BET. 1787 - 1790, Limerick Co.Limerick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1826, Calcutta India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     2. WALLER, Richard,   b. Abt 1790
     3. WALLER, Kilner,   b. Abt 1790, Spring Grove House Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. WALLER, Robert,   b. Abt 1790, Dublin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Hill.FBC 5.FBK.FTW]

      Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Band, Tipperary Town Barracks, 1914 (County Museum, Clonmel)

      The Royal Irish Fusiliers' regimental number is 87. The first regiment to be given this number was raised in 1759 and served until 1763. It was the Highland corps - the 87th. (Highland) Regiment of Foot, known informally as "Keith's Highlanders", after the Clan name of its founder. Another regiment given the number 87 served from 1779 to 1783.
      The third 87th. Regiment was raised by Colonel Sir John Doyle in Ireland in 1793. It was called The Prince of Wales's Irish Regiment of Foot, and on arrival in their barracks at Portsmouth, England in 1794 the men were described by an English newspaper as "brave, hearty boys, mostly armed with Shelalehs" (meaning "shileleaghs", the Irish long cudgel, traditionally made from a branch of the blackthorn tree).

      Most of this regiment was taken prisoner at Bergen-Op-Zoom in 1795, and a new regiment was raised in England and then sent to The West Indies. The troops then returned to England and went to The Cape in South Africa in 1810, saw 5 years service on the island of Mauritius and then went to India in 1815.

      A 2nd. Battalion of the 87th. was raised in Ireland by Sir Charles Doyle in 1804. This Charles was the son of the Regiment's original Commanding Officer, Colonel Sir John Doyle. Both Battalions of the Regiment went to Portugal in1809 and took part in The Penisular War. It took part in battles at Oporto, and at Talvera and fought a defensive action at Cadiz. The Regiment's casualties at Talavera were 40%.

      The 2nd. Battalion of The 87th. gained great honour for its valiant action at the Battle of Barrosa, when under the command of Hugh Gough. It is probable that Hugh Gough was of the Gough family from Clonmel, County Tipperary whose later generations also became famed for their gallantry. This family has the distinction of being the only one whose members include 3 men who were awarded The Victoria Cross - Britains highest award for bravery. [SEE THE MEDALS PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE, VIA THE MAIN INDEX.]

      Other Battle Honours of The 87th. from The Peninsular War include Tarifa, Vittoria, Bidarossa, Nivelle, Othez and Toulouse. The 2nd.Battalion of The 87th. was disbanded in 1817.

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