PERSONAL DETAILS William McCLUSKEY
Name variations: McCLUSKY, McLUSKY. 
Birth date and place 13 Nov 1832 Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Shoemaker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place In June 1891, cables were exchanged between Inspector Troy in Dongarra [sic] and the Commissioner of Police in Perth, Western Australia, regarding the remains of a pensioner lost since March. The Coroner had instructed the police to examine the remains and bury them, if satisfied there was no suspicion of foul play.
A death in 1891 (Ref 360) of a 60 year-old William Mcclusky was registered. It is assumed (tentatively) that this related to William McCluskey, late 71st Regiment
Burial date and place Gullewa, Yalgoo District, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries WA Record 11 Jan 1891.
State Record Office Cons 430-1891-954 (see sidebar).
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3075 Private, Bugler.
Attestation date and place 13 Nov 1849 Dublin, Dublin.
26 Jun 1861 Re-engaged Tilbury for 10 years 139 days.
Service/Campaigns Canada 4 years 4 months.
Crimea 1 years 6 months.
Malta 1 year 7 months.
East Indies 6 years. 2 months.
Musters
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 Dec 1861.
Corporal to Sergeant 29 May 1865.
Sergeant to Private 3 Jan 1866.
Medals, Clasps and Badges India General Services Medal clasp Umbeyla.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial In confinement previous to trial 10 Oct to 21 Nov 1865.
Tried, reduced and imprisoned for absence 22 Nov 1865 to 2 Jan 1866.
Eleven times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 20 Feb 1872 Fort George, New Brunswick, Canada.
Length of Service 21 years 59 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/2030/108 and WO121/0226.
Post Discharge Residence Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd Dublin.
Pension Amount 11d. per diem. Increased to 1/1½d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Naval Brigade.
Departure and Arrival 31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Orderly, Poor House (1881). Orderly, Vasse Hospital (1882). [Source: M S James].
Shepherd (tentative).
Land Grant/Purchase 16 Jun 1884 North Fremantle Town Lot P80 (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.