Howard, William

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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
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.
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.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 30 Oct 1872.
Departure from WAAstracan  dep. 24 Oct 1872 Fremantle for Calcutta.