Steele, James Henry

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Birth date and placec. 1830 Glenavey, Crumlin, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WASmith.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 3¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseSarah ?
Death date and place25 May 1901 Frewville, South Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesThe 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 place17 Jun 1845 Fort Carlisle.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 8 months.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Gibraltar 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year.
East Indies 5 years 2 months.
Musters1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-9138].
1861 Umballa, East Indies [WO12-9148].
PromotionsPrivate 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 BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalDisabled 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 MartialTried 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place28 Jul 1863 Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley.
Length of Service14 years 197 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1652/54.
Post Discharge ResidenceGlenavey, Co. Antrim, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Belfast. Adelaide (1868).
Pension Amount6d. per diem.
Departure and Arrival30 Sep 1865 Portland; 22 Dec 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder Jan to Nov 1867 [Barker p.115].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 13 Mar 1868 [wife Sarah on board Emily Smith?]
Departure from WADeparted early 1868 for Adelaide possibly on 11 Mar 1868 on Emily Smith.