Back to . . . 12th
Foot East Suffolk Regiment
circa . 1829
Where Born : Cockfield,
Occupation : Labourer , Soldier
Date Arrived : "Empress
Ship Arrived on :
Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
Regimental # : 2925
Date of Enlistment : February
19, 1851 age 17 1/2, and was 5 ft 6 ins in
Where Enlisted : Bury St Edmonds
Where Discharged : Brisbane
Died : March 1862
Where Died /
Buried : Brisbane, Queensland
Parents Names : Francis Dutton, a
higgler, was born 26 February 1797 Cockfield, Suffolk,
England and died 1889.& Frances Taylor, born 13 Nov
1802 Cockfield, Suffolk. Died July 1876, Cockfield,
Spouse's Name : Emma
Date Married : 18 August 1850
Where Married : Parish
Chruch, Shimplingthorne, Suffolk
Where Born : Shimplingthorne,
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :
16 July 1884
Where Died /
Buried : Arthur
Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane.
Parents Names : William Bailey born
1785 in Newton, Suffolk, England, and died February 1866,
in Shimpling, Suffolk, & Rebecca Leigh born
1795 at Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England, and died
December 1861 in Shimpling, Suffolk.
- Area Settled :
- Brisbane, Queensland
- Children :
After the death of
Frederick, Emma had a child, Louisa, born 1871 and died
1874. Father unknown. Another child, William Kilner
Dutton was born 18 February 1869. She married his father,
William Kilner, 3 October 1872 in Queensland. Emma died
16 July 1884 in Queensland.
- 1 . Mary Ann
Dutton born abt 1850....1885
2 . Diana Dutton born abt 1851 in Chatham, Kent. She died
age 3,14th December 1854 at the Military Barracks,
3 . Frederick James Dutton born 1884
in Melbourne, and died after 1886. He married
November 1, 1880, in Brisbane, Margaret Cosgrove born
about 1857 at Stoney Creek, Queensland.
4 . Anna Maria Dutton born 8 August 1856 in Tasmania,
Australia. Died 25 October 1856 in Tasmania.
5 . Frances Jane Dutton born 23 August 1857 Tasmania.
Died 8 September 1857 at the Military Barracks, Tasmania.
6 . Reuben Dutton born 23 August 1857 Tasmania. Died 11
August 1860, Paddington, New South Wales. Buried 11
August 1860 Camperdown, New South Wales.
7 . Frances Jane Dutton born 17 June 1860, Victoria
Barracks, New South Wales. Died 16 May 1861, Queensland.
8 . Richard Henry Dutton born 6 August 1861.Queensland
and died 23rd November 1920 in the Brisbane Hospital, Queensland.
MARY ANN WHELAN 8th August 1894 in Charters Towers, Queensland.. Mary was
born 3rd March 1849 in Brisbane died 11th April 1902 Charters Towers JANE
TENNANT 30th March 1909 Charters Towers, Queensland. Jane was born 19th
November 1889 Sellheim, Queensland.
9 . Emma Marie Dutton born 2 Aug 1862, Brisbane,
Queensland. Died 12 December 1862 Queensland.
10 . Frances Jane Dutton born 2 Aug 1862 Brisbane,
Queensland. Married  Henry Mohr 17 Feburary 1883,
Queensland. died September 17,
1935, 6 Thornbury Street, Valley, Brisbane. Husband
number 1, Henry Mohr was born about 1858 in Germany, and
died September 1887 in Brisbane. Husband number 2 was
ROBERT William Amos Porter born 1869 West Indies, and
died August 1942 Brisbane. They married May 5, 1897,
& Achievements :
- 1854. Frederick was dispatched to Ballarat where
he was stationed for about two years. It seems highly
probable that he participated in the Eureka Stockade rebellion
(Sovereign Hill, Ballarat) on Sunday 3 December 1854 and
- March 6, 1862 'Military Funeral' The funeral of
Sgt Dutton, late of the detachment of the 12th Regiment
- stationed here, took place here yesterday
- The deceased, who was 33 years of age, had been
suffering for some time from a complaint on the lungs,
- and his death, which took place on Tuesday
evening last, was somewhat sudden. The funeral was the
first of the kind which has taken place here, and hence
attracted much attention, a large number of the
inhabitants accompanying the cortege to the cemetery. The
procession left the barracks about five o'clock, and
consisted of the officers and men of the detachment, the
Volunteer Band, a few members of the Volunteer force and
a number of the police. The female relatives and friends
of the deceased were also present. The funeral service
was read by the Rev. G. Bliss, and procession formed
afterwards in the following order:- The comrades of the
deceased came first, in double file, with arms reversed;
next followed the Volunteer Band playing 'Dead March in
Saul'; then the Volunteers and police, and lastly the
hearse. In this order the procession moved towards the
burial ground, accompanied by a large number if citizens,
the band playing at intervals throughout the route. At
the grave, and at the conclusion of the burial service,
three volleys were fired over the deceased by his
comrades. The scene was solemn an imposing throughout,
- A letter from Lt Seymore appeas in another column
thanking the Volunteer Band and others who took part
- in the procession. It is only justice to say that
the service tendered by the band was well performed and
effective, and reflected the highest credit on the skill
of the master and the assiduity of the members, as this
was their first appearance in public'.
- Frederick served at Brisbane from January 1861 to
March 1862. His grave has not been found and may
- have been 'removed' when the Qld Govt. built its
Hale Street bypass some years ago.
- FREDERICK DUTTON Burial: 05 March 1862, Brisbane,
Queensland Military service: Bet. 1850 - 1862, 12th
Suffolk foot regiment. No 2925 Occupation: 1850, Labourer
- EMMA BAILEY After Fredericks death, Emma was 'On
the strength' of the 12th Regiment, and therefore would
have been entitled to a small war office pension.
- BRISBANE COURIER March 6, 1862
YESTERDAY'S MILITARY FUNERAL
Sir, Will you kindly allow me a small space in your issue of to-morrow, to
return, on behalf of myself and the men of the detachment of the 12th
Regiment stationed here, our sincere thanks to those members of the
Volunteers and of the Police who so kindly attended, this day, the funeral
of our deceased comrade, Sergeant F Dutton.
To the members of the Volunteer Band especially are our thanks due, for
their valuable assistance on the melancholy occasion.
I have the honor to be, Sir
Your most obedient servant,
D T SEYMORE,
Lieut, 12th Reg. Commanding Detachment,
Barracks, Brisbane, Mach 5, 1862
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- Last revised: January 10, 2007.