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96th Regiment 1875

Obituary Western Mail 20 February 1909

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
Australia – 7 years 9 months
India – 3 years 8 months
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 Birth1814 Burlingham Norwich Norfolk England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
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
CARR Alice (Ellis on record) nee GRAY
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th October 1836 Gorbals Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1837
M MATTHEWS William 16 June 1851 Lahore India
M BETTS Richard 1857 Western Australia
D Not yet known
Benjamin Bp 23rd February 1840 St. Philips Salford Barracks Lancashire
Elizabeth B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
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
B c1825
Date/Place of Marriage1873 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd spouseNone
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Head servant for WW Browne 1866
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette & West Australian Times Friday 27th April 1866 page 3 Witness into the inquiry of the death of WW Browne
The West Australian 22nd June 1897 page 3 List of Pensioners attending Queens Diamond Jubilee banquet including R Trett 96th
The West Australian Friday 12th February 1909 page
Western Mail, Saturday 20th February 1909 page 17
The Evening Mail Tuesday 16 February 1909 page 4 Obit Robert Trett
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1909 (aged 95 years) Victoria Road Richmond (East Fremantle) Western Australia
Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Death not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1875 Perth Western Australia
bur Fremantle Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe baptism said he was born 28th September 1812
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Robert Trett 627 Private 96th Location Depot Chatham
1851 As above Location Lahore India
Discharge due to Fever, ophthalmic and emaciation and debility

The 96th regiment was stationed in England 1835, from 1841- 1848 in New South Wales with detachments in Norfolk Island from 1841-1844 New Zealand 1844-1847 Tasmania 1847-1850 Western Australia 1847-1849. The regiment then sailed for India in 1849 returning to England in 1855. Apparently Robert and Alice (Ellis) Carr were married at Glasgow in 1836 and daughter Mary Ann was born in 1837 place unknown and Benjamin Trett was born at the St. Philips Barracks at Salford Lancashire 1840. Robert was at Chatham depot prior to embarkation to Australia in 1841. Mary Ann was married in India in 1851.The next child we know about, Elizabeth was born in Western Australia in 1859. Just how many other children the couple had we just do not know. Robert was living with his granddaughter Mrs S Taylor at the time of his death and had another granddaughter Mrs RG Brown but so far we have not traced these women’s parents.

25th June 1897 entertained at a banquet for Enrolled Force survivors held in St George’s Hall, Perth as part of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations