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
Occupations pre-WA Smith.
Physical Description Height: 6 ft. 3¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Sarah ?
Children
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.
ARMED FORCES
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
Ship Vimeira. 
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.
Subscriptions None.
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.