DEVITT – Hugh 9th Regiment

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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk

Sutlej w Ferozeshuhu and Sobraon Clasps

British Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

NameDEVITT – Hugh
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2087
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th April 1843 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
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
Saggart Dublin City Ireland
Pension Districts1864 1st Dublin
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HIGGINS Charlotte or Carol
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
D 1938 Perth Western Australia
Agnes B 1862 Corfu Ionian Islands
M HEVRON Dennis William 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1952 Perth Western Australia
Andrew B 1866 Dublin Ireland
D 24th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Edward B 6th December 1866 born at sea on board Corona
D 3rd November 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
NB Other children may have been born prior to 1858
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
1881 granted North Fremantle location (may have been a purchase rather than a grant: further information needed)
5th August 1884 granted Fremantle Town Lot p62 of 2 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 21st March 1906 (Obit.)
Western Mail 24th March 1906 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
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
1884 Perth Western Australia
location not yet known Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1 February 1885 appointed to Enrolled Guard
Attended Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Banquet with other military pensioners in June 1897