HUNTER – Michael 61st Regiment

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61st South Gloucestershire Regiment

Punjab Medal w 2 clasps e.g. Chilianwala and Goojerat

Perth Barracks – dies Mt Eliza Depot

NameHUNTER – Michael
Regiment (s)61st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 842
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th November 1833 / 17 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 49 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd September 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with two clasps Chilianwallah & Goojerat
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Bradford Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1857 Halifax
1858 Tilbury Fort (Convict guard duty)
1858-1886 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 BirthC1816 Paisley Renfrew Scotland WO97 & EPC
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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 WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Perth Lot H23 1 acre corner of Hay Street and Harvest Terrace Perth WA
Title Application 20th November 1883 Title 6/73 Permit issued 17th December 1883 – 0.2.30 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
1881 Employed Mr Leakes’s office
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th February 1886 Mt. Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReported as Army Deserter 17th January 1836 – surrendered 6th June 1837
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Michael Hunter 842 Private 61st Foot location Woolwich and Bolton
1851 Michael Hunter 842 Private 61st foot location Peshawar
Discharge due to chronic pain and varix of both legs. Slight flesh wound at Peshawar.
1884 Michael Hunter was admitted to the Mt Eliza Depot as he was unable to maintain himself – the whole of his pension was available for his support. SROWA Cons 527 1884.0763