DEVITT – Hugh 9th Regiment

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NameDEVITT – Hugh
Regiment (s)9th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2087
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th April 1843 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 2 years 5 months
Malta – 9 months
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Canada – 1 year 4 months
Ionian Islands – 4 years 3 months
Malta – 16 days
Gibraltar – 69 days
Length of Service21 years 168 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th October 1864 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal for Moodkee with clasps Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon
Crimea War Medal clasp Sevastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Saggart Dublin City Ireland
Pension Districts1864 1st Dublin
1866 Tilbury
1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1887 increased to 1/0d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Saggart Rathcoole Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
DEVITT Andrew
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HIGGINS Charlotte
B c1826
Date/Place of Marriage29th May 1844 All Saints Church Frindsbury Kent England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1858 Sunderland Durham England
M HODGES Francis date and location not yet known
M HILLS Benjamin 1902 Fremantle WA
D 12th November 1938 Perth Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Agnes B 1862 Corfu Ionian Islands
M HEVRON Dennis William 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D 24 November 1952 East Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery Perth WA
Andrew B 27th March 1865
Bp 3rd April 1865 St. Paul’s Dublin Ireland
D 24th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Edward B 6th December 1866 born at sea on board Corona
D 3rd November 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known not given on marriage the witnesses were William and Sarah HIGGINSn
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
P 62 North Fremantle Thompson Road through to Perth Road (Stirling Highway)
Allotted 24 October 1881
Title application 31st January 1884 – Title 6/155
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 21st March 1906 (Obit.)
Western Mail 24th March 1906 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th March 1906 Thompson Road North Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1884 Perth Western Australia
location not yet known Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Hugh Devitt 2087 Private 9th Foot location Dublin
1861 Hugh Devitt 2087 Private 1st Battalion 9th Foot location Corfu Vido Sa. Maura and Ithaca
Discharge at own request having served 21 years
Was in receipt of a Good Conduct medal with gratuity of £5
Appointed to the Enrolled Guard 30th January 1885. As he was a widower he was permitted to take his widowed daughter and her children into the barracks. (Cons 144)
1 February 1885 appointed to Enrolled Guard
Attended Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Banquet with other military pensioners in June 189