|PERSONAL DETAILS||Peter STARKEY
Name variations: Starkie, Sterkey, Sharkey, Stockey.
|Birth date and place||14 May 1829 Galway, Galway, Ireland (see sidebar).|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||Ireland ?|
|Children||Bridget b. ? outside Australia (d.1861 Fremantle, WA).
Thomas b. 1862 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Catherine b. 1864 Perth, Western Australia.
Michael Peter Patrick b. 1868 (d.1868), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ann Jane b. 1869 Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||3 Jul 1901, 5 Pilgrim Street, Footscray, Victoria.
Cause of Death: Alcohol poisoning (Magisterial Inquiry 4 Jul 1901).
|Burial date and place||5 Jul 1901 Melbourne General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria.|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||The Argus 4 Jul 1901.
The Age 5 Jul 1901.
|Regiment(s)||41st (The Welch) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2482 Private|
|Attestation date and place||12 Jun 1848 Dublin, Dublin.|
|Service/Campaigns||Ionian Islands & Malta 3 years.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 3 months.
West Indies 1 year 7 months.
|Musters||1851 Cork, Ireland and at sea [WO12-5447].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 5 Jan 1856.
Corporal to Sergeant 25 Mar 1858.
Sergeant to Private 3 Sep 1858.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
French Legion of Honour.
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.
Note: this injury not recorded on WO97 Medical Report.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Tried & Imprisoned 5 to 26 Dec 1852 for breaking out of Barracks & taking a bayonet with him.
Tried & Reduced 3 to 22 Sep 1858 for “drunk & absence”.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||16 Mar 1859 Chatham.
30 Aug 1859 Admitted to out pension.
|Length of Service||10 years 175 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1518/109.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Galway (1859).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem. Increase in pension not approved 22 Jan 1886.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Working party Camden Harbour settlement per Tien Tsin 1865. Smith and Cook.
Temporary Assistant Warder from 1868 [Barker p.195]. Retired 3 Mar 1882.
|Land Grant/Purchase||4 Apr 1881 applied for land grant [as Sharkey: Broomhall].|
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||The Herald 13 & 20 May 1871.
West Australian 3 Mar 1882.
|Departure from WA||c. 1886 to Victoria; date & vessel unknown.|