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Underwood, William (1837–1885)

William Underwood joined the British army as an Ensign in 1855, becoming a lieutenant later that year. He served with the Scottish Highlanders, 42nd Regiment of Foot, reaching the rank of captain, before retiring from active service in 1867. He then spent the rest of his life living as a gentleman in England.

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'Underwood, William (1837–1885)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/underwood-william-25205/text33756, accessed 14 April 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

7 November 1837
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

19 January 1885
Cosham, Hampshire, England

Cause of Death

brain disease

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