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|PERSONAL DETAILS||James WATTS|
|Birth date and place||c. 1822 Westbury, Wiltshire, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Children||James Joseph b. ?, outside Western Australia.|
|Death date and place||10 Jun 1882 Kojonup, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Inflammation of the lung, hastened by exposure to wet and from drink.
Coroner’s Inquest 13 Jul 1882.
|Burial date and place||Kojonup Cemetery, Western Australia (to be confirmed).|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||89th Regiment of Foot.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1632 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||18 Mar 1840 Gosport, Hampshire.|
|Service/Campaigns||North America from 16 Jul 1842 to 26 Apr 1847, 4 years 9 months.|
Gibraltar from 1 May 1854 to 14 Dec 1854, 8 months.
Crimea from 15 Dec 1854 to 4 Jun 1856, 1 year 5 months.
Gibraltar from 6 Jun 1856 to 15 Sep 1856, 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope from 16 Sep 1856 to 10 Sep 1857, 1 year.
East Indies from 11 Sep 1857 to 1 Feb 1859, 1 year 4 months.
|Musters||1841 Clonmel & Carrick on Sur [WO12-9129].|
1851 Dublin [WO12-9138].
1861 Fermoy [WO12-9148].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||At Quebec on 25 Aug 1845, tried for absence without leave and habitual drunkenness.|
Found guilty and sentenced 40 days Hard Labour and deprived of 1d. per diem for 6 months.
In confinement 19 Aug 1845 to 2 Oct 1845.
Forty-two times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||28 May 1861 Fermoy Barracks.|
|Length of Service||21 years 27 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1652/79.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Parsonstown, Kings County.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Birr (1861). Western Australia (1865).|
|Pension Amount||10d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||30 Sep 1865 Portland; 22 Dec 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||6 Jun 1879 Kojonup Loc. 7, 10 acres (grant). Title issued.|
18 May 1868 grant approved for cottage.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Western Australian Times 7 Jul 1876.|
The Herald 8 Jul 1876 (see sidebar).
Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Jul 1876.
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|