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PERSONAL DETAILS James Mandeville ARCHDEACON
Birth date and Place: 28 Feb 1833 St James Parish, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place:
Census Residences: 22 Reginald Street, Deptford, Surrey, England – wife and son only (1861).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WA: Carpenter,
Sub-warder, Coldbath Fields Prison.
Assistant Warder, Millbank Prison.
Physical Description: Height: 5 ft.  11 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: brown. Hair: light brown.
Marks or Scars: pock pitted face.
Marriage date and Place: 04 Oct 1858 St Paul, Deptford, Surrey, England.
Spouse: Susannah TROTT.
Children: James William Edward b. 1859 Charlton, Kent.
Ernest Adolphus b. 1862 Farnham, Surrey.
Violet Susannah b. 1868 Perth, Western Australia.
Theodore Horace b. 1870 Canning, Western Australia.
Clarence Augustine b.1873 Canning, Western Australia.
Harold de Courcy b. 1875 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place: 02 Aug 1890, Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Fever.
Burial date and Place: 03 Aug 1890 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Church of England Section. [Burial records the surname Archibald].
Will and Probate: None.
Death Notices: Daily News 2 Aug 1890.
West Australian 4 Aug 1890.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment: 4th (Queen’s Own) Light Dragoons. 1 Jan 1852 transferred to
Royal Regiment of Artillery, 6th Company 11th Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank: #1154 Private (4th LD).
#1166 (RA).
Attestation date and Place: 18 Jul 1850 Island Bridge, Dublin.
07 Dec 1859 re-engaged Woolwich for 9 years (Royal Artillery).
Service/Campaigns: Turkey and Crimea, 2 years, 26 days.
Expedition to China, 1 year, 18 days.
Musters: WO12-656 4th LD, Dublin, Ireland (1851).
WO10-2494 RA, Christchurch; Hilsea; New Zealand; Woolwich; Canada; Bristol; Aldershot; Gosport (1861).
Promotions: 07 Nov 1853 Gunner & Driver to Bombardier.
24 Aug 1855 Corporal.
10 Jan 1856 Sergeant.
23 Jul 1856 Reduced to Gunner & Driver.
13 Oct 1856 Bombardier.
01 May 1859 Corporal.
14 Nov 1859 Sergeant.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimea War Medal clasps Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
China Medal clasp Taku Forts.
Casualty/Medical: Casualty Roll: Slight wound 2nd Battle of Inkerman, 05 Nov 1854.
Regimental Courts Martial: Imprisoned 7 days Jul 1856 (no details).
Awaiting trial sentence remitted 9 days Sep 1859 (no details).
District Courts Martial: None.
General Courts Martial: None.
Discharge date and Place: 06 Jun 1865 Woolwich.
Length of Service 14 years 308 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference: WO97/2207/79.
Post Discharge Residence: 22 Reginald Street, Deptford S.E.
Post Discharge Pension District:
Pension Amount: 4d. per diem. Deferred pension paid in Western Australia from 18 Jun 1882 on attaining the age of 50.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Hougoumont
Departure and Arrival: 12 Oct 1867 London; 09 Jan 1868 Fremantle. The Archdeacon family embarked at Portland.
Status/Occupation: Warder Fremantle Prison 1868.
Special Constable WA Police 1869.
Constable Canning River Police 1870.
Sergeant Major Drill Instructor 1873.
Gaoler Perth Prison 1879.
Time Keeper/ Supervisor Jarrahdale Timber Co. 1880.
1st Class Constable WA Police 1889.
Newspaper articles: Western Australian Times 18 May 1877. Inquirer and Commercial News 14 Nov 1877.
West Australian 28 May 1880. West Australian 3 Aug 1936.