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79th Regiment – Camerons
John Butchart’s son David EPG Gazette 2004 Vol_5-1__Jan
Regiment (s)79th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 437
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd June 1825 / 20 years / Dundee Forfar Scotland
Flax Dresser or Hackler
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 10 years 1 month
Gibraltar – 5 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 331 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dundee Scotland
Pension Districts1847 Dundee
1852 Tilbury Fort
1852-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th May 1852 Plymouth
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Dundee Forfar Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MALLONE Frances / Fanny
c1807 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJessie B 1837 Dundee
M WALLIS Stephen Fremantle WA 1855
Lilly B 1838 Dublin Ireland
Sarah B 1839 Dublin Ireland
M LEONARD Joseph 1859 Perth Western Australia
D 27th July 1919 Perth WA
Buried Karrakatta Congregational BA 0306
Hugh B 24th March 1842 Gibraltar
bap 3rd April 1842 Gibraltar
D 5th April 1863 Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Headstone on Heritage Trail Fremantle Cemetery
David B 1844 Gibraltar
M McGOVERN Catherine 1871 Perth Western Australia
D 23rd January 1935 Buckland Hill Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia: see:
A Nonogenerian Looks Back – David Butchart circa 1929 – contributed by Debbie Stirk – January 2012 EPG Gazette
William B c1850 Scotland
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
North Fremantle Lot P5 Swan Street North Fremantle
1 acre Assigned 31 December 1853 Title Application July 1860 Title Deed 1734. This land was resumed by the government for the widening of the bridge approaches. David Butchart later claimed recompense.
Occupation after
Farmer (cattle)
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 15th April 1863 page 2 Death of Hugh Butchart
The Herald Saturday 21st May 1870 page 2 Death notice Frances
The W.A. Record Thursday 7th July 1892 page 8 Death of John Butchart
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 29 June 1892 page 2 (A very inaccurate account of John’s life and career.)
The Daily News Thursday 31 July 1919 page 1 Obit Sarah Graham
The West Australian Friday 25 January 1935 page 9 Obituary David also 24th January 1935 page 18
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th June 1892 Murray Street Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
12th May 1870 Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Headstone on Heritage Trail Fremantle Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
John Butchart 437 Private 79th Foot location Gibraltar
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism pains in chest and back.In the 1851 Census John Butchert(sic) is living at Horse Water Wynd, Liff, Scouringburn (North Side) Forfarshire Scotland with his wife Fanny born 1806 Ireland and children:

    • Jessie born Dundee 1837 and working as a mill worker
    • Lily born Dublin 1838 also mill worker
    • Hugh born 1842 Gibraltar a student
    • Davis born 1844 Gibraltar also a student
    • William born 1850 Dundee

The rations issued to the Pensioners wives and families during the voyage are free of any charge with the exception of the Pensioner named on the margin (Jno Butchart 75ft (sic) 1/-), who is to pay by stoppage from his pension for the rations, at the rate of 6d per rations for one child and 3d per ration for another. Extract from AJCP Reel 1301 piece 285 pages 233-8

Purchased Fremantle Lots 628 and 629 acreage unknown for £6.0.0 per lot 5th October 1864

23 July 1866. PETER MILLARD, pensioner with stealing from the dwelling house of the said JOHN BUTCHART on the 19th inst and taken 2 sovereigns, remanded.24 July Remanded Peter Millard, pensioner charged by John Butchart sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.
19 March 1868 Robbery reported at station at 12 noon by Mr BUTCHARD, farmer of Fremantle his house had been entered by some parties during his absence this morning and 1 silver watch, 1 pr black cloth trousers, 1 black cloth vest and several sheets stolen there from. 3 T of L men charged, remanded to 21 inst.

Much of the information in sons David’s account of the early life of John was inaccurate and it is highly improbable he was born in 1792 as he would have been too old to be recruited into the army in 1825.