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10th Regiment Lincolnshire Cap Badge
Sutlej Medal
Punjab Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameHOWARD – Michael
Regiment (s)10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s)905
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th January 1838 / 18 years / Fermoy Ireland
Description – Height
No details provided
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies -16 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 272 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1859 / no place recorded
Campaign MedalsSutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Punjab Campaign Medal 1848-9
India Mutiny Medal 1857-1858
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1859 Clonmel
1861-1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1820 Lismore Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CASEY Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage14th October 1860 Wesleyan Chapel Gravesend Kent England
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CASEY Patrick
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Freshwater Bay Location 1074
12 acres and 4 roods
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Saturday 21st June 1890 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th June 1890 Mt. Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
A Kate Howard died 1886 at Fremantle WA no further information
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Michael Howard, 905, private, Location Manchester & Newcastle, England. WO12/2779
1851 Michael Howard, 905, private, location Wazirabad, Pakistan. WO12/2788.  


Discharge due to having served upwards of 21 years.

Michael and Catherine married less than a month before the Palmerston sailed, fellow guard William Yendall was one of the witnesses to the marriage.

SROWA Cons 36 Volume 541 Folio 217
Thomas Symmonds, resident Magistrate Fremantle. 25 March 1865, to Colonial Secretary:
A pensioner named Howard, some 6 months back left with her consent, his wife in Fremantle and proceeded to Champion Bay – where I understand he is working steadily. He left his pension of 8d per day for his wife promising to remit her money occasionally. This, although he writes to her he has failed in doing.
I found her yesterday –lying sick in bed, dependant on the assistance of a neighbour nearly as poor as herself.
She is a very decent and respectable woman and I have the honor to request His Excellency to allow her the usual pauper aid until I am enabled to communicate with her husband and make some satisfactory arrangements –not only for the future but for the … of the Government advance .
Lt. Col Bruce replied 28 March 1865.
Mrs Howard received payment on the 11th last £3 the amount of her husband’s pension to 31st Inst. I will by the first opportunity send receipt to Howard for signature to enable me to pay her the next quarter pension. This woman is honest but thriftless.

In 1881 Michael Howard requested to be admitted to the Mt Eliza Depot as he was half blind and feeble Staff Officer Armstrong recommended he be admitted but that did not happen until 1889. (SROWA cons 31)