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- Chambers, Henry
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Henry CHAMBERS|
|Birth date and place||23 Sep 1825 Lifford, Clonleigh, Donegal, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||25 Henry Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (1861).|
Police Constable (1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 11 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||15 Dec 1847, Confeacle, Tyrone, Ireland.|
|Spouse||Sarah Ann(e) DICKSON d. 1888.|
|Death date and place||15 Apr 1880 Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||Letters of Administration. Probate: 16 Aug 1881, Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||14th Buckingham (Prince of Wales Own) Regiment. Transferred 31 Jul 1854 to|
68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2105 (14th) Private.|
#3428 (68th) Private.
|Attestation date and place||23 Sep 1842 Londonderry.|
|Service/Campaigns||Malta 3 years 1 month.|
Crimea 10 months.
|Musters||1851 14th Regiment, Athlone, Ireland [WO12-3167].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Affected by varicose veins in both legs contracted during the winter of 1854-55 while doing duty in the trenches in the Crimea. In consequence of this disability he is considered unfit for service not being able to march or endure fatigue. Conduct in hospital good. Occupation before enlisting, carpenter. Unfit for further service.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Civil Court||Tried by the Civil Power at Plymouth for assaulting and beating a Police Constable on 21st September 1854.|
Imprisoned by Civil Power from 21 Sep 1845 to 21 Oct 1845. Forfeited service and pay. Released 22 Oct 1845.
Reference: West of England Conservative 24 Sep 1854.
|Discharge date and place||10 or 18 Nov 1856 Fermoy, Ireland.|
Discrepancy of discharge date between WO97 and WO22/23 records.
|Length of Service||13 years 18 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1594/106.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Moy, Tyrone, Ireland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Armagh (1856). 2nd Liverpool (1859). Western Australia (1866).|
|Pension Amount||7d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||14 Aug 1868 Fremantle Town Lot 630 for £6. (Purchase).|
17 Mar 1877 Cockburn Loc. E219, Lot P175, 44 acres @10/- per acre. (Purchase).
Letters relating to these transactions available Cons. 5000, State Records Office, Western Australia.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Western Australian Times 11 May 1875. Almost certainly another man of the same name.|