Baptism entry for William Dennett
Muster Roll and Pay List 51st Regiment Detachment in WA
Discharge Date for William Dennett shown
NAME William DENNETTName variations: Denett, Denitt
Birth Date and Place19 Jan 1807 Liverpool, Lancashire, England – not verified [Liverpool Record Office].
Baptism Date and Place25 Jan 1807 St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Liverpool – not verified
[Liverpool Record Office].
Marriage Date and Place
OccupationsFarmer [ERIC p.816].
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place1890 – as Denitt – at Victoria Plains, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.58].
Burial Date and Place
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) The Kings Own Light Infantry.
Soldier No. and Rank#691 Corporal at Belfast in April 1837 [WO12-6200-5].
#691 Private [WO12-6202-53].
Enlistment Date and PlacePrior to June 1831.
Deduced from 1831 Deserters List [Manchester & Lancs FHS 282/HIG/1/4].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge 1d. per diem Chatham 1 June 1837 [WO12-6200-71].
Arrival Australia State: Ship and DateWaterloo. Embarked 20 Sep 1837 paid to 27 Jan 1838 [WO12-6200-5].
Arr. 8 Feb 1838 Port Jackson; dep. 4 Oct 1837 Sheerness, England [DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateRunnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPerth HQ Jun to Nov 1840 including four days in Hospital.
Rottnest Dec 1840 to Jun 1842.
Perth HQ and Hospital for 28 days Jul to Oct 1842.
Guard Room 4 Nov 1842. Confined from 16 Nov to 5 Dec 1842 – lost 20 days pay.
Dale Dec 1842 to Mar 1843.
York Apr to Aug 1843. Perth HQ Sep to Dec 1843.
On Command Jan to May 1844. Perth HQ Jun to Jul 1844.
Rottnest Aug to Dec 1844.
On Detachment Jan to Mar 1845.
Rottnest Apr 1845 to Jan 1847. Perth HQ Feb to Mar 1847.
[WO12-6202-53 to WO12-6208-188].
Regimental Defaulters Book3rd and 19th August 1839 – VDL. 9th July 1840 – Western Australia [WO12-6202-119].
Good Conduct Pay 1d. suspended.
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaPossible Regimental Court Martial November 1842 – see confinement above.
Suspension of Beer Money for six months [WO12-6204-235].
Discharge Date and Place31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO12-6208-188].
Age at Dischargec. 40 years [deduced].
Length of Service


Dennett was receiving 1d. per day Good Conduct pay when he arrived in Western Australia.  However it was suspended after his name was entered in the Regimental Defaulter’s Book on 3rd and 19th August 1839 in Van Dieman’s Land, and again on 9th July in Western Australia [WO12-6202-251].

Signed a petition in 1877 relating to discrimination against expirees [ERIC p.816].