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SMALL – Hugh 81st and 61st Regiment

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81st Regiment Colours
61st South Gloucestershire Regiment
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi Clasp
Punjab Medal w 2 clasps
NameSMALL – Hugh
Regiment (s)81st and 61st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1701- 81st Regiment
2275 – 61st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th June 1842 / 18 years  / Cavan Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies –13 years 9 months
Mauritius 1 years 2 months
Length of Service19 years 352 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th May 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPunjaub Medal with 2 clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi clasp
Intended Residence at
Plymouth Devon England
Pension Districts1862 Cavan
1863 1st Liverpool
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
1867-1892 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Drumlane Belturbet Cavan 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 1827 Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 1857 Cavan Ireland
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
Butcher, labourer
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 30th November 1866 page 2 Bridget Small and unnamed Small were passengers
Inquirer and Commercial News 8th May 1867 shipping list Emily Smith H Small
South Australian Register Thursday 20th October 1898 page 4 Death notice Bridget Small
Departure from Western
4th May 1867 to South Australia per Emily Smith
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th October 1892 Hindmarsh South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide Old Catholic grid E9 site 80
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th October 1898 Port Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide Old Catholic grid E9 site 80
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Hugh Small 2275 Private 61st Foot location Peshawar
1861 Hugh Small 2275 Private 61st Foot location Devonport
Served with the Army of Punjaub in the campaigns of 1848-1849 and was present at the Chenah and in the battle of Sadoolapore Chillianwalla and Goojerat and with Major Gen Sir NR Gilbert’s field force in pursuit of the enemy to the Kyber Pass in March 1849 (Medal and 2 clasps) served at the sieges and assault and capture of Delhi 1857 (medal and clasp)
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism, pain around old wound (wounded left elbow by musket ball at Chillianwalla) tape worm, congestion of liver and spleen.
Hugh Small was gazetted to have received prize money for Delhi.
Hugh Small was admitted five times to Royal Adelaide Hospital on 30th May 1870, 31 May 1877, 19th June 1876
25 February 1879, and 12th May 1880. Each time he said he was a married man, a Catholic, born Cavan Ireland, a butcher or a labourer, he had been 7 years (1870) and 14 years in the Colony and had arrived on the Emily Smith. He lived at Clare, Hoyleton, Heyeton, and Gouger Streets.
Bridget Small was admitted on 18th March 1865 age 40, married Catholic residence Bay born Cavan Ireland, 3 months in Colony arrived from Melbourne on the Aldinga
Elizabeth Small was admitted 7th June 1867 age 10, Single, Catholic, living Adelaide born Cavan Ireland 4 years in Colony arrived Clara
Hugh and Bridget Small are memorialised on a headstone at the old RC Cemetery at West Terrace, also on the head stone are Peter Small 1848-10th February 1933 and his wife Teresa Agnes Small who died 3rd December 1939.