Chambers, Henry

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Birth date and place23 Sep 1825 Lifford, Clonleigh, Donegal, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences25 Henry Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England  (1861).
Occupations pre-WACarpenter.
Police Constable (1861).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 11 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place15 Dec 1847, Confeacle, Tyrone, Ireland.
SpouseSarah Ann(e) DICKSON d. 1888.
Death date and place15 Apr 1880 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateLetters 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 place23 Sep 1842 Londonderry.
Service/CampaignsMalta 3 years 1 month.
Crimea 10 months.
Musters1851 14th Regiment, Athlone, Ireland [WO12-3167].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalAffected 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Civil CourtTried 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 place10 or 18 Nov 1856 Fermoy, Ireland.
Discrepancy of discharge date between WO97 and WO22/23 records.
Length of Service13 years 18 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1594/106.
Post Discharge ResidenceMoy, Tyrone, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictArmagh (1856). 2nd Liverpool (1859). Western Australia (1866).
Pension Amount7d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Departure and Arrival16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase14 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 ArticlesWestern Australian Times 11 May 1875.  Almost certainly another man of the same name.