PERSONAL DETAILS James KEENAN
Birth date and place c. 1817 Temple Michael, Longford, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Groom.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 20 Feb 1876 Clarendon Hotel, Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
Residence: Burra, South Australia.
Burial date and place 21 Feb 1876 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Express & Telegraph 21 Feb 1876.
SA Chronicle 26 Feb 1876.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 1st (The Royal) Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank #965 Private.
Attestation date and place 3 Jan 1835 Athlone, Roscommon.
Service/Campaigns Canada 7 years 2 months.
West Indies 2 years 4 months.
Cephalonia 2 years 2 months.
Crimea 1 years 2 months.
Musters 1841 London, Canada [WO12-1975].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical This man, from ailments resulting from lengthy service and exposure on duty, is incapacitated from doing his ordinary duties of a soldier. Chronic Dyspnea, the result of repeated attacks of Bronchitis prevent his using much exertion when loaded with his pack and he is unable to bear constriction about the chest, while his powers of walking are further impaired by varicose disease of the veins of both legs, but chiefly of the right.
Unfit for further service from Chronic Rheumatism and varicose veins of both legs.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried 21 Jan 1851 for drunkenness. Sentenced to 56 days imprisonment (14 days remitted).
In confinement 13 Jan 1851 to 2 Mar 1851.
Five times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book:20 May 1842. 29 Oct 1844. 8 Mar 1848. 15 Oct 1850. 12 Dec 1850.
On each occasion being deprived of Good Conduct Ring and pay then in his possession.
District Courts Martial Tried 9 Sep 1853. Sentenced to 84 days imprisonment with hard labour.
In confinement 7 Sep 1853 to 24 Dec 1853.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 30 Sep 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 114 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1384/98.
Post Discharge Residence Longford.
Post Discharge Pension District Longford 1856. Liverpool 1859. Longford 1860, 1862. South Australia 1866-1876.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clyde. 
Departure and Arrival 15 Mar 1863 Plymouth; 29 May 1863 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 15 Aug 1866.
SA Register 3 Sep 1866.
Departure from WA Emily Smith dep. 13 Aug 1866 King George Sound (Albany); arr. 2 Sep 1866 Adelaide.