PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam HOWARD
Birth date and place8 Jul 1830 Chatham, Kent, England (see sidebar).
Baptism date and place25 Aug 1833 Parish of Chatham, Kent, England (see sidebar).
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Assistant Warder Millbank Prison.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 0½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and placebefore 1867.
Spouseunknown name.
Childrenunknown male.
Death date and place29 Dec 1872 Fort William, Calcutta, India (see sidebar).
Cause of Death: Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Burial date and place30 Dec 1872 Military Burial Ground, Fort William, Calcutta, India (see sidebar).
Will and ProbateNone.
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 place30 Sep 1842 Rochester, Kent.
Service/CampaignsVan 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.
Musters1861 Umballa, East Indies [WO12-9148]
PromotionsPrivate 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 BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalHepatitis 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Aug 1865 Cork.
Length of Service19 years 61 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1651/66.
Post Discharge ResidenceChatham.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictChatham. WA (1868). Calcutta 1873 (but see date of death).
Pension Amount1/2d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipHougoumont.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationWarder, Convict Establishment, Western Australia,  Jan 1868-Oct 1872 (see sidebar).
Ward Bengal Presidency Jail 1872.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 30 Oct 1872.
Departure from WAAstracan  dep. 24 Oct 1872 Fremantle for Calcutta.