|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
Assistant Warder Millbank Prison.
|Physical Description||Height: 6 ft. 0½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.|
|Marriage date and place||before 1867.|
|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|
|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.
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|
|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.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 30 Oct 1872.|
|Departure from WA||Astracan dep. 24 Oct 1872 Fremantle for Calcutta.|