PERSONAL DETAILS Hugh DEVITT
Birth date and place June 1823 Saggart, Rathcoole, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
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.
Spouse Charlotte HIGGINS.
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 Mar 1906 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia. Roman Catholic area CA 0208.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries West Australian 21 Mar 1906.
Western Mail 24 Mar 1906.
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
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.
Casualty/Medical None.
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
Ship Corona.
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).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles West Australian 22 Jun 1897 (military pensioners at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Banquet).
Departure from WA Not applicable.