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HUGHES – Patrick 84th Regiment and 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion

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84th Regiment York and Lancaster
60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate
South Africa Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameHUGHES – Patrick
Regiment (s)84th Regiment and 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s)1494 – 84th Regiment
1450 – 60th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th August 1839 / 17 years / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 5 months
Jamaica – 2 years 11 months
Canada – 3 years
Cape of Good Hope – 7 years 1 month
East Indies – 1 year 6 months
Length of Service21 years 19 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st August 1861 / Winchester Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal 1853 for service in the 3rd Kaffir Wars
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858
Intended Residence at
Callen Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Kilkenny
1863 Tilbury
1863-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/5d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1822 Callen Kilkenny 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
VASS Catherine
B 1836 (deduced) unknown location
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B Not yet known
D Not yet known
Annie B 1863
M MATTHEWSON Robert 1884 Northam Western Australia
Patrick B 17th February 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Edmund B 9th February 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Thomas B 16th January 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
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
19 February 1885 granted Lot 1067 of 10 Acres 31 perches in Freshwater Bay
Claremont (fronting Servetus Street between Mitford St and Shenton Road) (Title Deed 6/14)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone found
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th April 1886 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 1886 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index – Location: At sea, Jamaica
1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Kilkenny, Ireland
1861 British Army World Wide Index – Regiment stationed at: Winchester,
1861 Census RG 09/691/160 – St. Thomas Winchester, Hampshire, England. Patrick Hughes, unmarried, 38, Private in Army, born Ireland
SROWA Cons 527/1885/1932
The Resident Magistrate at Fremantle on 18 May 1885 wrote to the Colonial Secretary requesting relief for Pensioner Patrick Hughes, 1/5d, who according to the Colonial Surgeon was bedridden. The police were asked to give a report of the man’s condition as follows:-
Cons 430/744/1885 19 May 1885.
Patrick Hughes is 73 years of age and his wife Catherine 49. One son Thomas aged nine is living at home. Edmond, 15, is at work at Rockingham for a Mr. Christie (?) in return for food and clothing, Patrick, 13, is at the Canning working for Mr Bu… again just for food and clothing, one daughter is married to a man called Mathison who is working for the railway at York, and the other daughter Annie is a prostitute in Fremantle living with a Mr W. Smith. Hughes has no assistance from them and has to pay rent of 26/- a quarter from his pension. He is bedridden and unable to sit up or walk and his wife has nearly lost the use of her right leg. He said he does not care to enter the Poor house.
William Dale the Superintendent of the Poor House recommended that he receive relief in the form of the daily ration of 1lb bread, 8 ounces of meat, 1 ½ ounces of sugar and 1/3 ounce of tea. Authorised from 28 May until further order.