|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.|