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DYSART – Hugh 21st Regiment

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21st Regiment
Pensioner Barracks
NameDYSART – Hugh
Regiment (s)21st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 722
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th July 1830 /18 years 11 months / Ayr Ayrshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Dark / Black / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Dieman’s Land and Swan River – Upward 6 years
East Indies – Upward 7 years
Length of Service20 years 228 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th July 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts9d per diem
Pension Paid1851 1st Glasgow
1851 Paisley
1852 Ayr
1852 Edinburgh
1856-1883 Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Tarbolton Ayrshire 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
McLELLAN Lilias or Lily
c1830 Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage29th March 1850 Tolbooth Parish Edinburgh Scotland
Children by 1st WifeJames B c1850 Not yet known
D 1862 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Margaret
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
In 1864 Pensioner Dysart was awarded £1 by the Comptroller General for his role in preventing convicts from escaping from Fremantle prison.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Western Australian Journal Saturday 8 April 1837 page 881 Larceny also
Swan River Guardian Thursday 6 April 1837 page 100 Larceny
Daily News Monday 12th March 1883 page 3 Death of Hugh Dysart
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th March 1883 Mt. Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th September 1882 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Stationed Dinapore India
1851 Glasgow Scotland
In the 1851 Census Hugh Dysart is still a serving soldier in the 21st regiment stationed at Dunbarton Dunbartonshire Scotland he is listed as a single man despite having married in March 1850.
Discharge due to Chronic Ophthalmic
On 4th March 1868 Hugh Dysart was sentenced to 14 years penal servitude for arson on wheat stacks at Champion Bay, the sentenced was reduced to 5 year penal servitude on 26th December 1871 as there was a possibility that the prosecutor had set fire to the stacks himself, Dysart was then released with a Ticket of Leave on 6 February 1872 and granted his Certificate of Freedom on 9 April 1873. He had his pension restored to him subject to the approval of the Secretary of State for War – approved 21st October 1874
Lily/Lilias seems to have had her name recorded as Lydia and under the name Lydia Dysart appears in the court lists. Also recorded on the Old Parish Registers as Helen McLillan.