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McCANN – Hugh 67th and 86th Regiment

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67th South Hampshire
86th Regiment
NameMcCANN – Hugh
Regiment (s)67th and 86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 302 67th 734 86th
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th June 1824 / 15 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration“Served the period at home”
Length of Service12 years 40 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 24th July 1839 / Salford Barracks Manchester England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Stanley Bridge (WO22/11 Admission Books 1839, country unknown)
Pension Districts1839 2nd Dublin
1847 Tralee
1847 Maryborough
1849 2nd Manchester
1849 Maryborough
1854-1873 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem temporary for 3 years made permanent 18th October 1842
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Not yet known (WO 97 said he was born ‘in Army’)
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
Possible death 1886 age 74
Date/Place of Marriage11TH February 1850 Mountmellick Queens County Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEliza B 1853 Bp 6 February 1853 Mountmellick Queens County Ireland
M FAY Laurence Son of EPG Henry FAY (Robert Small)
D 27th February 1939 East Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
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
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 12 September 1856 discharged (invalided) 17th January 1866 (9 years and 4 months) with Gratuity of £74/19/3 ‘Discharged his duties with diligence and fidelity’ Barker page 133
See Further information
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 8th August 1856 page 4 Court martial of Captain Foss
The Herald Saturday 10th May 1873 page 2 Death Hugh McCann
The Daily News Tuesday 28th February 1939 Page 1 Obituary Elizabeth Fay
The West Australian Wednesday 1st March 1939 page 11
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th April 1873 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Possible 1886 age 74
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic cough which impeded respiration
Eliza McCann age 1 year 1 month was treated for rubella on the Sea Park
Captain Foss defrauded Hugh McCann of the sum of £9
In the Obituary for Lawrence Fay (The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 – 1950), Thursday 6 January 1916, page 7) it says:
“In 1874 he married Elizabeth McCann, daughter of the late Mr Hugh McCann, of Fremantle. He will be remembered by many old Fremantle identities as the leading cornet player in the old volunteer band of Fremantle, conducted by bandmaster Dean”.
If he was a member of a regimental band it may account for why Hugh served the whole period of his enlistment ‘at home’ when both regiments saw overseas service at the time.