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HUSTON – Arthur Royal Artillery Invalid Depot

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameHUSTON – Arthur
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Invalid Depot
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st February 1832 / 18 years 9 months / Charlemont Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 ½ in
Fair / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationBarbados – 3 months
Jamaica – 1 year 10 months
Halifax Nova Scotia – 6 years
Length of Service21 years 13 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 12th April 1853 / Tilbury Fort England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharged directly to Pensioner Guard list on “Phoebe Dunbar”
Pension Districts1853-1856 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
1860 Victoria
1862-1880 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Drumglass Dungannon Tyrone 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
B Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage6th April 1841 Cobh (Queenstown) Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeGeorge bap 6th February 1842 St Peter and Paul Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
M ATKINS Harriet 26th June 1865 St John’s Adelaide South Australia
D 8th August 1928 Malvern Adelaide South Australia
bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
John B 18th May 1844 Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Bp 26th May 1844 Halifax Nova Scotia see attachment
M CHASE Harriet Emma 28th October 1873 Registrar Office Brighton England
D after 1892 (return from Canada) and before 1901 as wife listed as widow in 1901 UK census
Jane B 1846 Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
D 1849 Lewisham London England
Ellen / Helen B 1848 St John New Brunswick Newfoundland Canada
M SHEIL John 18th January 1874 Presbyterian Port Adelaide South Australia
son of EPG SHEIL Michael 61st Regiment
D 24th January 1918 Woodville Port Adelaide South Australia
bur Cheltenham Cemetery South Australia
Arthur B 1851 Sheppey Kent England
M KINGDON Elizabeth 16th April 1876 St Lawrence’s North Adelaide South Australia
D 8th July 1903 Frances Hotel Wellington South Australia
bur Narracoorte South Australia
Francis B 1854 Bunbury West Australia
D 5th February 1922 Adelaide South Australia
bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Mary Jane B 1856 Bunbury (Hutton) see attachment
Possible Marriage MALEY Thomas 3rd April 1888 Residence of Rev E G Day Adelaide SA
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
Night warder Convict establishment 3 November 1853
Ass Overseer Bunbury 20th April 1854 resigned 20th January 1857
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Times 21st March 1857 – page 2 and 28th March 1857 – page 3
Passenger list Lochinvar
Adelaide Observer 8th September 1866 – page 8 Volunteer Military Force
Adelaide Observer 22nd April 1876 – page 2 Marriage of Arthur and Elizabeth Kingdom
Express and Telegraph Adelaide 20th February 1874 – page 2 Marriage of Ellen Huston and John Shiel
News Adelaide 10th August 1928 – page 18
The Advertiser Saturday 11th August 1928 page 19 Obituary George Huston
Departure from Western
24th February 1857 departed for South Australia with wife and 6 children per “Lochinvar”
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th March 1880 South Australia
21st March 1880 Catholic section of West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th February 1922 Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Arthur Hudson Gunner and driver 6th Battalion RA 4th Co. location Clonmel
1851 Arthur Hudson Gunner and Driver 6th Battalion 5th Co. location Woolwich
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
1851 Census HO 107/1590/59/13 Soldiers cottages Charlton Greenwich Kent
Arthur Hudson is living with his wife Mary age 29 born Cork Ireland and their children George age 9 born Tipperary, John age 6 born Halifax Nova Scotia and Ellen age 2 born St John’s New Brunswick North America.
Ellen Huston aged 4 was treated for whooping cough on August 11th on-board the Phoebe Dunbar
Arthur Huston was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 8th January 1864 age 50, he said he was a married man, Catholic, living Adelaide, a labourer born Tyrone Ireland and had been 7 years in the Colony arriving on the Lochinvar
Son John was also admitted to the hospital on 16th November and 24th November 1864 age 21. He was a Catholic, living MP Barracks, Occupation Police trooper, born Halifax N. America, 10 years in Colony and had arrived in the Lochinvar from Swan River
Frank Huston was admitted 3 times to the hospital; firstly 20 March 1873 as an 18 year old. He was a single man, catholic living Adelaide occupation smith , born Western Australia and had arrived in the Phoebe Dunbar
The 2nd time was 19th July 1895 age 41. He was a single man RC living in Carrington Street, a blacksmith born WA and had been 39 years in the Colony arriving in the Lochinvar.
The 3rd time 13th December 1902 only differs in that he was living at Swinflex street and he was a labourer.
Arthur’s son John Huston enlisted in the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons at Fort William on 29th November 1865. He was discharged 7th December 1888 after 21 years 8 days service.