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David Hackett – A boys Courage EPG Gazette 2007 No 3

47th Regiment Badge
NameHACKETT / HACKET – Owen / Onifred
Regiment (s)47 Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 717
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th January 1830 / 21 years / Dublin Ireland
Woollen Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 5 months
West Indies and British Guiana – 2 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 179 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 28th July 1851 / Waterford Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1851 1st Dublin
1853-1862 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/4½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork & Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809  Parish of St James near Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Margaret
Not yet known Ireland
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1st November 1846 Dungarvan Waterford Ireland
Children by 1st WifeDavid Eugene B c1848 Tipperary Ireland
Bp 30 July 1848 Sts Peter and Paul Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
M HACKETT Margaret Ann 1872 Western Australia
D 28th November 1934 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1850
Bp 4 July 1850 Kinsale Barracks Cork Ireland
M 1870 GIBLETT William
Joseph B
Possibly died as a passenger in the wreck of the Emily Smith 17th May 1877 off Kangaroo Island South Australia
John Frederick B December 1856 Toodyay WA
M COOK Ellinor 24th February 1883 Toodyay WA
D 16th August 1919
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
James B 1853 Dublin Ireland
M COOK Phoebe Jane 1888 Geraldton
D 3 May 1903 Geraldton WA
Bur Geraldton Cemetery (Apex Park) WA
Mary B 1861 Newcastle (Toodyay) WA
M DUFFIELD Alfred Foss 1880 Fremantle WA
D 21 May 1903
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Owen B 1861 Toodyay Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
BROWN Charles
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1863 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandAlice b 1864 Toodyay Western Australia
M FAIRCHILD Albert Emmet Perth 1885
D 23rd August 1915 East Perth Western Australia
Charles H b 1866 Toodyay Western Australia
George b 1868 Toodyay Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Toodyay Lot S10 4 acres
Assigned 12 January 1861
Title Application 12 January 1861
Title Deed 1784 see attached map
Toodyay Lot 389
40 acres granted to his son James HACKETT 28 August 1871 for £20.
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Times Friday 15 June 1877 page 2 Wreck of the
Emily Smith death of Joseph Hackett
Adelaide Observer Saturday 23rd June 1877 page 3 Manifest of the
Emily Smith
Western Mail Saturday 30th May 1903 page 19 Obituary Mary
Duffield and mention of her brother Mr C Brown
W.A. Record Saturday 28th August 1915 Obituary of Alice Fairchild nee Brown mentions her Hackett siblings.
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th July 1862 Toodyay Western Australia
Nardie Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
BROWN Ann D Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery 14 June 1880 age 50
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic rheumatism
British Army Worldwide index
1841 Owen Hackett private 717 47th Regt was located to Barbados
1851 Owen Hackett Sergeant 717 47th Regt was located at Bullevant and Waterford
In 1853 wife Ann HACKETT signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small
There is an entry for Owen Hackett on the Wikipedia website
There are sundry death notices for the Hackett family