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ANDERSON – Hugh 73rd and 30th Regiment

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73rd Regiment
30th Regiment Cambridgshire Crest
Turkish Crimea Medal


British Crimea Medal (Alma Clasp)


Regiment (s)73rd and 30th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2674 (30th)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th March 1847 / 17 years 10 months / Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNot stated
Length of Service8 years 61 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea with Clasp for Alma
Turkish Crimea
Intended Residence at
Newry Ireland
Pension DistrictsAugust 1855 – May/June 1860 Newry
June 1860-61 – 2nd Belfast
February 1861 – Woolwich
1864 Tilbury
September 1864 – Western Australia
January 1869 – New Zealand
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of BirthMay 1829 Aughagallon [Aghagallon] Lurgan Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism4 May 1829 Aghalee Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
ANDERSON Hugh (Occupation Tailor)
1792 Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
1792 Antrim Ireland
1810 unknown place
SiblingsRobert B 1821
Margaret / Margret Jane B 1822
Elizabeth B 1825
Mary Ann B 1832
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1824
Date/Place of Marriage23 July 1862 Aghalee Antrim Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder in Western Australia 14th April 1866 to 28th August 1868
Tailor at Kaiapoi New Zealand
Newspaper ArticlesStar (NZ) 12th October 1896 page 2 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
3rd November 1868 per Emily Smith for South Australia and subsequently to New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th October 1896 Christchurch New Zealand
bur October 1896 Linwood Cemetery Christchurch New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8th November 1905 Christchurch New Zealand
Will or ProbateHugh Anderson’s will dated 11th October 1896 left his entire estate valued at about1500 pounds to his wife Jane, however she had to apply for Letters of Administration. Available Familysearch “NZ Probate records 1843-1998” images 84-104.
Jane Anderson made her will on 10th March 1905 and is available on the Familysearch website “NZ Probate records 1843-1998” images 136-152, (Precis in further information)
Further Information1851 British Army Worldwide Index 1851 Hugh Anderson Service No: 2674 Rank: Private Regiment or unit: 30th (The Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot Location: Walmer, Gosport, Corfu –Ionian Islands
Discharge: Unfit for service. Lameness of right lower extremity from a shell wound in the instep ankle received at the battle of Alma
Private Hugh Anderson arrived in Western Australia with his wife Jane the Surgeon Superintendent rated their conduct as ‘very good’.
After his arrival in Western Australia Hugh Anderson was employed as an assistant warder mainly at Geraldton from 1866 to 1868 when he was dismissed his conduct being found indifferent.
After his arrival in New Zealand Hugh set himself up in business as a Tailor and as such is represented in the Electoral rolls 1870. 1881 and 1893. His house and land was valued at 700 pounds.
NZ Electoral Rolls:
1870 No 15. Hugh Anderson, 321 Piraki Street, Kaiapoi, freehold home & shop, 1 acre part rural
1881 Name: Hugh Anderson, Occupation: Tailor, Address: 321, 1 acre Piraki Street, Kaiapoi Town.
1893 Name: Hugh Anderson Occupation: Out of business Address: 237 Lower High Street, Christchurch Type: Residential

Series 2989 Christchurch Probate File 1855-2003
Code 22386847, Box No 93, Record CH 3165/1896
Images 84-104
Will dated 11 October 1896.
Hugh left his entire estate and personal belongings to his wife Jane Anderson.
Probate of Jane Anderson 1905. Christchurch Canterbury, New Zealand
CAHX, CH 171, 2989, R22389859 Box 149, CH 5421/1905
Jane Anderson of Lower High Street, Christchurch widow of the late Hugh Anderson formerly of Kaiapoi and Christchurch, tailor, left her house and land in Park Lane, Edgeware Road St. Albans to her brother David (?) Uprichard, farmer of County Down, Ireland or his children if he did not survive her. [St. Albans is a suburb of Christchurch.]
She left minor legacies to two former employees and the residue she bequeathed to such persons in Lurgan, Ireland under the statute for distribution of Intestate effects in New Zealand who would be entitled thereto had my husband the said Hugh Anderson died possessed thereto unmarried or intestate.[(In other word Hugh’s siblings and their families.] Jane signed her will with a X
The executors of her will were her brother James Uprichard of Ashburton and Robert Coup (Cope) of Kaiapoi Island.
The estate was worth not more than £1600.0.0
Date of the will 10 March 1905 with a codicil added revoking one of the bequests on the day of her death.