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UPTON – Denis 16th and 87th Regiment

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16th Regiment Bedfordshire Cap Badge
87th Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameUPTON – Denis
Regiment (s)16th and 87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1408 – 16th Regiment
2840 – 87th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th December 1839 / 18 years / Rathkeale Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 9 years 306 days
Length of Service21 years 35 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th January 1861 / no place given, Inquiry Buttevant, Ireland
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Ennis
1863 Tilbury
1863-1878 Western Australia
1878-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/5d per diem for service in Enrolled Force  Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Newcastle Limerick 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
UNKNOWN Margaret
B 1813 unknown location
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeGeorge B 22nd September 1851
Bp 28th September 1851 Ferozepore India
D 24th June 1854 Rawal Pindi India
Michael B 1853 Not yet known
M SCANLON Catherine 7th November 1878 St Patrick’s Adelaide South Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeMcGAREY Anne nee DONNELLY Father John DONNELLY
B 1847 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage31st October 1889 St Patrick’s Church Adelaide South Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
1st Husband of WifeMcGAREY Unknown
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Grant already allotted to Denis Upton 87th who has gone to Adelaide. John CONNELLY wants the grant at Koojee no. 14 (SROWA ACC 31)
Occupation after
Worked at Fremantle Prison presumably as a warder
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & West Australian Times 5th September 1873 – page 3
Inquirer & Commercial News 15 May 1878 – page 1
The Express and Telegraph 3rd March 1883 – page 2
The Register Friday 3rd March 1916 page 7 Death of Annie Upton
Departure from Western
21st April 1878 Denis Upton and wife departed for South Australia per “Rob Roy”
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd August 1894 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
3rd March 1883 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
2nd March 1916 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Private Denis Upton 1408 Location Canterbury Kent
1851 Private Denis Upton 2840 Location Ferozepore India
Discharge: At own request having served upwards of 21 years
18th October 1873 Lt. Col. Harvest objects to the case of Enrolled Pensioner Denis UPTON 87th Regiment, charged with giving money to a convict being tried in a Civil Court not a Military one (Cons 36 CSR Vol 745 Folio 234)
His wife Margaret, a married woman age 60, was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 23rd June 1881 age 60. She was a Roman Catholic living at Norman Street. She had been born in Ireland and had been 3 years in the Colony. She was again admitted on 25th January 1883 although this time she gave the ship of arrival as the Dalhousie having been in the Colony for 14 years.