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BARR – Robert 15th and 81st Regiment

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15th Regiment
81st Regiment Colours


NameBARR – Robert
Regiment (s)15th and 81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2188 – 81st Regiment
512 – 15th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th February 1831 / 17 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Fair  / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 1 year
Canada – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service10 years 175 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16 April 1852 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNil
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1852 2nd Dublin
1852 Kilkenny
1853 – 1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem for 2½ years pension to  expire 25th December 1855
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth4th November 1813  Dalserf Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of Baptismbap 12th November 1813 Dalserf Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
BARR Archibald
bap 20th October 1771 Gorbals Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
DEWAR Margaret
bap 23rd June 1781 Larkhall Lanarkshire Scotland
4th January 1804 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
SiblingsJames bap 11th June 1807 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
Margaret bap 9th April 1809 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
Archibald B 29th April 1812 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
John B 9th August 1815 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
Thomas B 7th April 1819 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage23 August 1851 Thurles Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeUnknown Child B 27th August 1853 on board Phoebe Dunbar
D 31st August 1853 at sea – see further information
Rebecca B 20 August 1854 Fremantle WA (Bar)
M HOCKIN John Northey Victoria 1872
D 2 November 1924 St. Kilda Melbourne
Bur Brighton General Cemetery Caulfield Victoria
Margaret B 1856 Victoria
M HOLNESS William 1875 Victoria
D 8th September 1945 St. Kilda Victoria
Bur Brighton General Cemetery Victoria
Robert James B 1860
D 1891 St Kilda Melbourne Victoria (Mother Rebecca Mackennelly father Robert Barr)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd WifeNot yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Age Monday 3 November 1924 page 1 Death Notice and page 16 Funeral Notice
Departure from Western
Between 1854-1856
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D August 1899 St. Kilda Melbourne Victoria
Bur St. Kilda Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationArmy deserter in 1836 Declared illegally absent 20th September 1836
Transferred to 81st Regiment 21st July 1846
British Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Robert Barr 2188 Private 81st regt Location Templemore Ireland
Discharge due to eye disease of both eyes almost blind in left eye and impaired in right eye quite unfit for duties as a sentry.
Mrs Barr received medical treatment on board the Phoebe Dunbar on 15th July 1853 for fever. She gave birth to a child on 27th August who died from Atrophy on September 16th