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HUGHES – James 28th Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colours
NameHUGHES – James
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 769
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th December 1830 / 18 years / Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 6 years 8 months
East Indies – 5 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 19 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th January 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Plymouth England
Pension Districts1852 2nd Plymouth
1858-1860 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Armagh Armagh 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B 1834 Sydney New South Wales\
Elizabeth B 1836 Kent Chatham England
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th November 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Hughes 769 Sergeant 28th Foot location Sydney NSW
1851 James Hughes 769 Private 28th Foot location Manchester
Discharge due to ‘oppression in the chest’ occurred after return from India
1851 Census HO 107/2224 Salford Barracks Manchester
James Hughes age 38 Widower Private 28th regiment born Armagh
Margaret Hughes daughter age 17 born NSW ‘British Subject’
Elizabeth Hughes age 15 born Kent Chatham
The 28th regiment was in Australia from 1835 to 1842.
It does not appear the girls came to Western Australia with their father.