PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam HANLEY
Birth date and place8 Aug 1836 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WABaker.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5¼ Ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: gray. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseMary ?
Children
Sources:
Surgeon Superintendants’ Journal, Merchantman
Folio 50 (see sidebar).
Bicentennial Dictionary p. 1346 [Erickson].
Richard, Ireland or England.
Michael, Ireland or England.
Mary, Ireland or England.
Catherine, Ireland or England. 

Patrick 1866, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Death date and place28 Aug 1886 Adelaide, South Australia (tentative).
Burial date and place30 Aug 1886 Catholic Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia (tentative).
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesAdelaide Evening Journal 30 Aug 1886 (tentative).
Adelaide Express & Telegraph 30 Aug 1886 (tentative).
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)55th (Westmoreland) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3116 Private.
Attestation date and place9 Feb 1854 Templemore, Tipperary.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 2 years (from 24 May 1854).
Mediterranean 4 months.
Musters
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 24 Jan 1856.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Slight Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 04 August 1855.
The use of the left leg is so impaired, from the effect of a sloughing ? of a scrophulous nature for which he has been under treatment since July 29th as to render him unfit for military duty. He received a severe wound in the other portion of the same thigh from a portion of a shell when on duty in the trenches August 4th 55.
Unfit for further service having received flesh lacterated shell wound of the left thigh and having ?-? open into left groin.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place27 Jan 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 173 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1558/38.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictKilkenny.
South Australia 1867 to Mar 1879 [WO22-227, 252/3].
Pension Amount6d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman. 
Departure and Arrival1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 7 Dec 1886.
Adelaide Express & Telegraph 21 Dec 1866 (see sidebar).
Departure from WASea Ripple.  Dep. 6 Dec 1866 Fremantle; arr. 20 Dec 1866 Adelaide.
Note: Wife Mary Hanley and five children only recorded in newspapers.