PERSONAL DETAILS William HANLEY
Birth date and place 8 Aug 1836 Borrisoleigh, Tipperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Baker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5¼ Ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: gray. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Mary ?
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 place 28 Aug 1886 Adelaide, South Australia (tentative).
Burial date and place 30 Aug 1886 Catholic Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia (tentative).
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Adelaide 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 place 9 Feb 1854 Templemore, Tipperary.
Service/Campaigns Turkey & Crimea 2 years (from 24 May 1854).
Mediterranean 4 months.
Musters
Promotions Private to Corporal 24 Jan 1856.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Jan 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 173 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1558/38.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Kilkenny.
South Australia 1867 to Mar 1879 [WO22-227, 252/3].
Pension Amount 6d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman. 
Departure and Arrival 1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 7 Dec 1886.
Adelaide Express & Telegraph 21 Dec 1866 (see sidebar).
Departure from WA Sea Ripple.  Dep. 6 Dec 1866 Fremantle; arr. 20 Dec 1866 Adelaide.
Note: Wife Mary Hanley and five children only recorded in newspapers.