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- McCluskey, William
|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
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|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).
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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].
|Land Grant/Purchase||16 Jun 1884 North Fremantle Town Lot P80 (grant).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|