PERSONAL DETAILS James McENTEE
Birth date and place c. 1824 Tydavnet, Ballinode, Monaghan, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Farmer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Mary CONNOLLY.
Children John b. 1861 (d.1862 Perth), birthplace unknown.
Patrick Joseph b. 1863, Perth, Western Australia.
James b. 1865 (d.1867 Yankalilla), Perth, Western Australia.
John Francis b. 1867, Yankalilla, South Australia.
James Stephan b. 1869, Yankalilla, South Australia.
Barnard Edward b. 1872, Yankalilla, South Australia.
Annie Gertrude b. 1877, Yankalilla, South Australia.
Charles b. 1879, Clare, South Australia.
Theodore b. 1886, Port Pirie, South Australia.
Death date and place 28 Sep 1888 Port Pirie.
Cause of Death: Suicide by drowning.
Burial date and place 30 Sep 1888 Port Pirie Cemetery, South Australia.
Common Catholic Section Lot 2, Grave 6.
Will and Probate Probate Registry, Supreme Court of South Australia, Ref. 1242.
Death Notices and Obituaries SA Advertiser 29 Sep 1888.
SA Register 29 Sep 1888.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s or Hertfordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2110 Private.
Attestation date and place 21 Jan 1843 Monaghan, Monaghan.
Service/Campaigns Corfu, Ionian Islands.
Crimea.
Musters 1851 Fermoy, Cork, Ireland & Corfu, Ionian Islands [WO12-6074].
Promotions & Reductions Private to Corporal 21 May 1847.
Corporal to Sergeant 16 May 1848.
Sergeant to Private Sentinel 24 Aug 1848.
Private Sentinel to Private 29 Aug 1848.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe wound. Second Battle of Inkermann. 5 Nov 1854.
Lameness of the left inferior extremity from a gunshot wound in the thigh received at the battle of Inkermann, seriously implicating the femur (May 1855).
Gunshot injury of the upper end of left thigh bone, ball entered at the outer edge of the thigh and escaping at the fold of the buttock. Wound still open and bone enlarged (Oct 1862).
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial 28 Aug 1848. Tried and convicted for conduct unbecoming the character of a non-commissioned officer by allowing some men of the Regiment whilst riding in the same car with himself to sing a song or songs of an immoral kind and not taking any steps to confine them. Sentence to be reduced to the rank and pay of a Private Sentinel.
In Arrest 24 Aug 1848 to 28 Aug 1848. Reduced and released Private 29 Aug 1848.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 5 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 11 years 167 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1542/130.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Monaghan (1855). Armagh (1862). Perth (1862). South Australia (1866).
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.  Increased to 1s. 0d. per diem on 11 Nov 1862.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood. 
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
2 May 1878, Allotment 38, Section 2 in the Hundred of Port Pirie, South Australia.
Transfer No. 85617, Title Vol. CCXIII, Folio 53. (Click on link for copy of Title).
Subscriptions Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Left for South Australia prior to July 1867.