|PERSONAL DETAILS||James Henry STEELE|
|Birth date and place||c. 1830 Glenavey, Crumlin, Antrim, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 6 ft. 3¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||25 May 1901 Frewville, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||The Advertiser 28 & 29 May 1901.|
Express & Telegraph 29 May 1901.
The Chronicle 1 Jun 1901.
|Regiment(s)||89th Regiment of Foot.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2271 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||17 Jun 1845 Fort Carlisle.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 8 months.|
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Gibraltar 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year.
East Indies 5 years 2 months.
|Musters||1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-9138].|
1861 Umballa, East Indies [WO12-9148].
|Promotions||Private to Drummer 3 Oct 1846.|
Drummer to Private 26 Feb 1852.
Private to Corporal 10 May 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 22 Mar 1855.
Sergeant to Private 4 Jun 1855.
Private to Corporal 2 Jun 1858.
Corporal to Private 1 Aug 1860.
Private to Corporal 20 Aug 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 29 Sep 1860.
Sergeant to Private 24 Feb 1861.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Disabled by the varicose state of veins of [left] leg for the performance of military duty.|
Occasionally given to outbreaks of intemperance.
May earn a livelihood.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Tried and Reduced to Private. In arrest 4 Jun 1855. Released 7 Jun 1855.|
Tried for being drunk and sentenced to be reduced. In arrest 1 Aug to 19 Aug 1860.
Tried and sentenced to be reduced and imprisoned for absence and drunkenness 24 Feb to 6 Mar 1861.
Ten times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||28 Jul 1863 Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley.|
|Length of Service||14 years 197 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1652/54.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Glenavey, Co. Antrim, Ireland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Belfast. Adelaide (1868).|
|Pension Amount||6d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||30 Sep 1865 Portland; 22 Dec 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Assistant Warder Jan to Nov 1867 [Barker p.115].
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 13 Mar 1868 [wife Sarah on board Emily Smith?]|
|Departure from WA||Departed early 1868 for Adelaide possibly on 11 Mar 1868 on Emily Smith.|