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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk
Afghanistan Medal with clasp e.g. Kandahar
Sutlej Medal with clasp e.g. Sobraon
NameHULME – Robert
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 409
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th May 1826 / 17 years / Manchester England
Cotton Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 2 years 195 days
East Indies – 11 years 134 days
Length of Service21 years 129 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 25th September 1848 / Liverpool  England
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan, Sutlej with clasps
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1848 1st Manchester
1851-1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2½d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/6d for service in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1806  Eccles  Manchester  England
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
c 1827 Kerry  Ireland (year from death registration, place daughters christening)
Date/Place of Marriage15th May 1854 Fremantle  Western Australia
Marriage Certificate 704/1854 records that Robert Hume, pensioner, was married in Fremantle to Mary Haley, widow, servant, daughter Jeremiah Connors according to Catholic Church rites by Chaplain Timothy Donovan
Children by 1st WifeMary B  6th April 1855 Fremantle  Western Australia
M 1st EWING James Duncan  Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd MYERS Reuben 1886  Fremantle Western Australia
D  24th June 1924 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
James B 29th November 1857  Fremantle Western Australia
M  MULCAHY Ann 8th October 1882 Western Australia
D 30th August 1910 West Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Anne B 19th April 1860  Fremantle Western Australia
D possibly 1861 age 1
Robert B 15th April 1862  Fremantle Western Australia
M NEALE Annie 1894 Perth
D 14th September 1904 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CONNOR Jeremiah
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle lot P55
2 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail  Saturday 24th September 1904 – page 31 – death notice Robert HULME (son)
Western Mail Saturday 3rd September 1910 – page 31 – death of James HULME
Western Mail Thursday 3rd July 1924 – page 2 – death of Mary Myers (nee Hulme)
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial1876 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1883 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1842 – Gunshot wound to right foot while forcing the Khyber Pass and again left cheek at Ferozeshah. Took part in Afghanistan campaign 1842 and served with Army of the Sutlej in 1845-6. Was present at the battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sobraon.
British Army Worldwode Index
1841 Robert Hulme 409 Private 9th Foot location Meerut
Discharge was due to chronic rheumatism and general constitutional derangement contracted in India
Robert Hulme was one of the five pensioners who joined the Mermaid at Portsmouth just prior to sailing because the strength of the Convict guard had been depleted when two families were sent ashore because their children had measles and another had died. At the time he was a single man.
19th February 1853 – Charged with gross negligence of duty. Struck off the duty detachment and loss of pension for 2 months.