|PERSONAL DETAILS||Hugh DEVITT|
|Birth date and place||June 1823 Saggart, Rathcoole, Dublin, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||29 May 1844, All Saints Church, Frindsbury, Kent.|
|Children||Mary Ann 1858, Sunderland, Durham, England.|
Agnes 1862 Corfu, Ionian Islands.
Andrew 1866, Dublin, Ireland (d. 24 May 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia).
Edward 6 Dec 1866 born at sea on board Corona (d. 3 Nov 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia).
Other children may have been born prior to 1858.
|Death date and place||19 Mar 1906, Thompson Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||20 Mar 1906 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.|
Roman Catholic Area, Section CA, Gravesite 0208.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 21 Mar 1906.|
Western Mail 24 Mar 1906.
|Regiment(s)||9th (East Norfolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2087 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||20 Apr 1843, Dublin.|
|Service/Campaigns||East Indies 2 years 5 months.|
Malta 9 months.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Canada 1 year 4 months.
Ionian Islands 4 years 3 months.
Malta 16 days.
Gibraltar 69 days.
|Promotions & Reductions||Private to Corporal 1 Jan 1862.|
Corporal to Private 5 Mar 1862.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon.|
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with £5 gratuity.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Tried for drunkenness, imprisoned 1 Mar 1862 to 4 Mar 1862.|
Imprisoned by order of Commanding Officer 10 Oct 1863 to 16 Oct 1863; 27 Dec 1863 to 2 Jan 1864.
27 times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||18 Oct 1864 Limerick.|
|Length of Service||21 years 168 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1413/189.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Saggart, City of Dublin.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st Dublin.|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Enrolled Guard – Appointed 1 Feb 1885. Not on roll at disbandment in 1887.
|Land Grant/Purchase||1881 North Fremantle location (purchase?).|
5 Aug 1884 Fremantle Town Lot P62 (grant).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||West Australian 22 Jun 1897 (military pensioners at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Banquet).|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|