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96th Regiment 1875
Obituary Western Mail 20 February 1909
Funeral Instructions for Robert Trett
Marriage Robert Trett and Alice Carr at Gorbals Glasgow
Regiment (s)96th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 627
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th October 1830 / 18 years 2 months / Norwich Norfolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / scar against the left eye
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 4 years – circa 1830-1836
Australia – 7 years 9 months  – circa 1842-1846 New South Wales and 1847-1850  Tasmania
India – 3 years 8 months circa 1850 -1853
Length of Service22 years 274 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th July 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Norwich Norfolk England
Pension Districts1853 Norwich
1855 Plymouth
1856-1909 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1812
Date/Place of Baptism25 Oct 1812 Burlingham St Andrew
Date/Place of Birth
TRETT Richard
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsBenjamin B 9th March 1811
bap 11th March 1811 St Andrews Burlingham Norwich England
Vertue (sic) bap 18th August 1814 St Andrews Burlingham Norwich England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th October 1836 Gorbals Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1837
M1 MATTHEWS William 16 June 1851 Lahore India (aged 14)
M2 BETTS/BATES Richard 1857 Western Australia (children Andrew 1864)
M3 SMITH George  (children Walter Andrew  b&d1858, Alice Maud 1859-1920 WA, Mary 1861, Minnie b&d 1867)
M4 TURNBULL Charles 1867 (children Charles Henry 1869- 2/9/1952 in NSW, Ada Amelia 1873-1956 WA)
D Possibly 1885 aged 46 Western Australia (Mary Ann Turnbull Reg 13332)
Benjamin Bp 23rd February 1840 St. Philips Salford Barracks Lancashire (mothers maiden name Carr)
Alice b 1845 d 6th October 1850 Cawnpore Bengal India (father 96th Regiment)
Sarah Jane B 28 April 1848 Hobart, Tasmania (mothers maiden name Core)
Elizabeth B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia (mothers maiden name Carr)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd SpouseDEAN Ellen nee NANGLE
1st husband James DEAN dies 1872 Perth Western Australia
B c1825 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1873 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd spouseNone
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Head servant for WW Browne 1866
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wed 9 Jun 1858 Contributes to Indian Relief Fund
Browse issues The Inquirer and Commercial News Wed 4 Mar 1863 – Contributes to Lancashire Relief Fund
The Perth Gazette & West Australian Times Friday 27th April 1866 page 3 Witness into the inquiry of the death of WW Browne
The Herald Sat 6 Jul 1872 witness at trial of William Stubberfield for arson
The The Daily News Mon 11 Sep 1882, witness in court case against men charged with shooting at horses. Trett lives near Lake Sutherland.
The West Australian 22nd June 1897 page 3 List of Pensioners attending Queens Diamond Jubilee banquet including R Trett
The West Australian Friday 12th February 1909, Western Mail, Saturday 20th February 1909 page 17 and The Evening Mail Tuesday 16 February 1909 page 4 are Obituaries for Robert Trett.
The Funeral Notices mention two granddaughters: Mrs Ada Amelia Taylor (1873-1956) nee Turnbull m Samuel Taylor 1891 WA (living Victoria Road East Fremantle 1906) with Robert Trett and (2) Alice Maud Brown (1860-1920) nee Smith m (1) Henry Adams 1876 m (2) Robert “George” Brown 1882 WA.
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1909 (aged 95 years) Victoria Road Richmond (East Fremantle) now Staton Road Western Australia. Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia. Death certificate #35 quotes Issue: Living – Nil, Place of Birth Norfolk, Years in WA 52, Married Glasgow, Scotland.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Death not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1875 Perth Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1832 Regimental Court Martial, sentenced to 200 lashes
1841 British Army Worldwide Index Robert Trett 627 Private 96th Location Depot Chatham
1851 British Army Worldwide Index Robert Trett 627 Private 96th Location Lahore India
1853 Discharge due to Fever, ophthalmic and emaciation and debility
1882 residing near Lake Sutherland (near what is now Beatty Park)
1897 5th June entertained at a banquet for Enrolled Force survivors held in St George’s Hall, Perth as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations
1903 & 1906 Electoral Rolls, Victoria Road East Fremantle, this is now Staton Road.