PERSONAL DETAILS William HOWARD
Birth date and place 8 Jul 1830 Chatham, Kent, England (see sidebar).
Baptism date and place 25 Aug 1833 Parish of Chatham, Kent, England (see sidebar).
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Assistant Warder Millbank Prison.
Physical Description Height: 6 ft. 0½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place before 1867.
Spouse unknown name.
Children unknown male.
Death date and place 29 Dec 1872 Fort William, Calcutta, India (see sidebar).
Cause of Death: Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Burial date and place 30 Dec 1872 Military Burial Ground, Fort William, Calcutta, India (see sidebar).
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 96th Regiment of Foot.  1 Dec 1854 transferred to
18th (Royal Irish) Regiment.  1 Sep 1857 transferred to
86th (The Royal County Down) Regiment.  1 Apr 1859 transferred to
89th Regiment of Foot.
Regiment No. and Rank #3567 (18th).  #520 (89th).
Attestation date and place 30 Sep 1842 Rochester, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Van Dieman’s Land 5 years 5 months.
East Indies 5 years 3 months.
Crimea 4 months. Turkey 4 months.
East Indies 5 years 1 month.
Musters 1861 Umballa, East Indies [WO12-9148]
Promotions Private to Drummer 1 May 1844.
Private to Drummer 2 Dec 1854.
Drummer to Private 1 Sep 1857.
Private to Corporal 24 Jan 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical Hepatitis Chronica.
Occurred in and by the service. This man is at present in such a debilitated and broken state of health that he will not be fit for further military service. I shouldn’t think he could ever contribute towards earning a livelihood [dated 24 July 1865, Fermoy, Cork].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Aug 1865 Cork.
Length of Service 19 years 61 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1651/66.
Post Discharge Residence Chatham.
Post Discharge Pension District Chatham. WA (1868). Calcutta 1873 (but see date of death).
Pension Amount 1/2d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Warder, Convict Establishment, Western Australia,  Jan 1868-Oct 1872 (see sidebar).
Ward Bengal Presidency Jail 1872.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 30 Oct 1872.
Departure from WA Astracan  dep. 24 Oct 1872 Fremantle for Calcutta.