PERSONAL DETAILSHugh DEVITT
Birth date and placeJune 1823 Saggart, Rathcoole, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place29 May 1844, All Saints Church, Frindsbury, Kent.
SpouseCharlotte HIGGINS.
ChildrenMary 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 place19 Mar 1906, Thompson Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place20 Mar 1906 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section CA, Gravesite 0208.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesWest 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 place20 Apr 1843, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsEast 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 & ReductionsPrivate to Corporal 1 Jan 1862.
Corporal to Private 5 Mar 1862.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal with £5 gratuity.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialTried 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place18 Oct 1864 Limerick.
Length of Service21 years 168 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1413/189.
Post Discharge ResidenceSaggart, City of Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Dublin.
Pension Amount8d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipCorona.
Departure and Arrival16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard – Appointed 1 Feb 1885. Not on roll at disbandment in 1887.
Land Grant/Purchase1881 North Fremantle location (purchase?).
5 Aug 1884 Fremantle Town Lot P62 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 22 Jun 1897 (military pensioners at Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Banquet).
Departure from WANot applicable.