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58th Regiment Rutlandshire
NameLOTON – Robert
Regiment (s)58th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 576
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th January 1827 / 18 years  / Naas Kildare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 10 years 177 days
Length of Service15 years 83 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 29th March 1842 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1842 Liverpool
1845 Glasgow
1850 Glasgow
1851 Dublin
1853-1897 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 11 years 9 months service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 Departed London England via Cork & Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Naas  Kildare  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 c1819
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth b 7 July 1841 Edinburgh Scotland
Bp 11 July 1841 St. Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh
M ANNEAR Davis Samuel (son of EPG Samuel ANNEAR Scindian) 1858 Perth Western Australia
D 19th October 1924 Mt. Lawley WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
Mary Anne B 13 February 1849 Glasgow
Bp 18 February 1849 S Mary’s Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
M MORRIS Michael 14th December 1869 Kojonup Western Australia
D 29th August 1939 Claremont Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC (Marion)
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
Kojonup Lot P8
10-0-0 acres
Assigned 12 June 1868
Title Application 30 June 1868
Title Deed 2610
Occupation after
21st September 1853 Appointed Warder without sanction. Dismissed 18th May 1860
1864 Post master Kojonup: 1871 Commissariat department employees: R. Loton, Kojonup, In charge of buildings £9.3s.0d.
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and commercial News Wednesday 26 October 1864 page 4 Appt of Sergeant Loton
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burialc1897 Western Australia
Bur 21 August 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery St. Patrick’s Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24 May 1885 age 66 Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Location Glasgow and Edinburgh
Discharge due to Chronic rheumatism
Sergeant Loton was second in command of the pensioners on the voyage of the Robert Small
1853 Both his wife Ann LOTON and daughter Elizabeth signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small
In 1879-1882 he is shown as Sergeant of Pensioners at Kojonup in some of the Western Australia almanacs
7th April 1878 Police Lance Corporal Carmody reported that when he tried to hand over the mail to Post Master Loton he found him drunk and abusive. He further stated that his wife who was also the Kojonup school teacher was also in a drunken state and her conduct had been complained of by different people, a meeting had been called by the school board for hearing the complaints.