CAMERON – Hugh HEIC 1st Madras Artillery and Royal Artillery 17th Battery

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NameCAMERON – Hugh
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Madras Artillery
and Royal Artillery 17th Battery
Regiment Number (s) 105
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC – 2nd October 1849 / 20 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Volunteered for the Royal Artillery – 2nd July 1861 / 32 years / Not yet known
Groom
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies (India) – 4 years 314 days
Length of Service21 years 80 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeHEIC – Gunner  / 1st July 1861 / Not yet known
Royal Artillery – Gunner / 18th May 1869  / Dover Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Pension Districts1869 2nd Glasgow
1871-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1870 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STRATHMORE 29th January 1871
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
CAMERON Robert
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
POLLOCK Jane
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BALLANTYNE Agnes
c1848 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage13th Sep 1870 High Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Children by 1st WifeAgnes B 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
M KNEALE John Benjamin 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 17th July 1927 Perth Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Robert B and D 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Robena Margaret B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1st GREGOR James Henry 1895 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd BELL Archibald Darque 1897 Perth Western Australia he died July 5th 1914 Melbourne
M 3rd BOWMAN James Ashbridge 1918 Victoria, Australia
D 11th September 1955 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
James Lawson B 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1898 Perth Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Alexander B 1880 Perth Western Australia
D 11 December 1938 Perth, Western Australia
Buried Karakatta Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BALLANTYNE Robert
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LAWSON Margaret
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Perth Lot 269Y
1.0.7 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
1871 “Constable Hugh Cameron on Strathmore Passenger List”
1879 employed by Reverend W Waylen for at least five years to 1884
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 3rd February 1871 – Shipping Intelligence
The Daily News Mon 7th Jul 1884 Page 3 Drunkeness Charge – various others during mid 1880s
The Inquirer and Commercial News Fri 29th Jan 1892 Page 2 Death Notice Hugh Cameron
The Daily News Tue 29th Jan 1918 Page 1 Family Notices death of Agnes Lowe formerly Cameron
The West Australian Fri 28th Jan 1927 Page 1 Memoria for Agnes Cameron now Lowe
The West Australian Monday 18th July 1927 page 1 Death notices Agnes Kneale
Daily News Monday 12th December 1938, page 4 death of Alexander Cameron
The West Australian Saturday 17th December 1938 page 10 Obituary Alexander Cameron
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th January 1892 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
(Agnes Lowe) 27th January 1918 Perth Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationNone known
Discharged after 21 years service-claimed Indian pension rules
1869 On discharge his conduct is described as “Fair” having appeared 23 times in the Regimental Defaulters Book and 4 times tried and convicted by Court Martial
1871 Shipping Intelligence newspaper 3rd February 1871 stated “man and wife” arrived.
1897 Agnes Cameron married Joseph Lowe Fremantle Western Australia