CROWE – James 38th and 97th Regiment

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James Crowe

38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms

97th Regiment Ulster

Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Obituary

NameCROWE – James
Regiment (s)38th and 97th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1872 – 97th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st July 1840 / 19 years / Limerick Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Isles and Malta – 5 years 2 months
Jamaica – 3 years 3 months
America – 1 year 10 months
Greece and Crimea – 2 years 3 months
India – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 23 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 13th August 1861 / Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Limerick
1863 Tilbury
1863 – December 1867 Western Australia
1868-1908 South Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Cappaghwhite Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism27 Jul 1819 Cappaghwhite Tipperary Ireland
Father
Date/Place of Birth
CROWE Edmund
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
BRADSHAW Margaret
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MAY Ann
1828 Nova Scotia Canada
Date/Place of Marriage3rd November 1852 St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Halifax Nova Scotia Canada (possible)
Children by 1st WifeGeorge Edmund B 5th December 1862 Limerick Ireland
Bp 16th December 1862St. Michael’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
M 1st FAHY Katie 29th June 1885 South Australia
M 2nd CULLEN Mary 26th September 1910 South Australia
D 3rd January 1931 East Brunswick Victoria Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Ann
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Warder at Mt Gambier Gaol (South Australia)
Member of South Australia Corps of Commissionaires
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Wednesday 18th December 1867 – page 2
South Australian Register and Evening Journal 26th July 1897 (attended Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations)
The Advertiser Adelaide Monday 15th June 1908 – page 9
The Herald Melbourne Wednesday 21 December 1921 page 1 Obituary Ann Crowe
Departure from Western
Australia
13th December 1867 departed to South Australia with wife and son per “Midas”
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th June 1908 Adelaide South Australia
Roman Catholic Section West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia buried with full military honours
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
20th December 1921 Elsternwick Melbourne Victoria
Brighton Cemetery Melbourne Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 James Crowe 1872 Corporal 97th Foot location Colchester
Discharge at own request having served 21 years
In the 1861 Census James Crowe age 40, head of the family an Army Corporal , born Ireland is living at St. Botolph (Barracks) Colchester, Essex with his wife Ann who was aged 32 and born Nova Scotia.
In 1871 he was directed to report every 2 years to be identified by the C. Treasurer or if not by a magistrate, postmaster or other local authority.
In the obituary notice for Ann Crowe it said she assisted Florence Nightingale nursing wounded soldiers during the Crimea War