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98th Regiment Prince of Wales
India General Service Medal 1854 North West Frontier
Land Application
NameLUCAS – Stephen
Regiment (s)98th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3254
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th July 1850 / 20 years / Westminster Mdx England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 10 years 5 months
Length of Service14 years 77 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th September 1864 / Camp Colchester England
Campaign MedalsIndia General Service Medal 1854-1895 with North West Frontier clasp
Intended Residence at
Southampton England
Pension Districts1864 Southampton
1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1887 Increased to 11½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1830 Dawnlena (possibly Downtown) Salisbury Wiltshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
LUCAS William
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1832 Ringwood Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage14TH September 1851 Cawnpore Bengal
Children by 1st WifeHenry B 1847
Bp 28th February 1847 Shirley Hampshire England (mother Emma Father Joseph Lucas)
M NOLAN Ellen Fremantle 1885
D 1893 age 46
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
7th November 1876 allotted Lake Munster (Koojee) P15 of 20 acres
Title application 22nd October 1880
Occupation after
24th September 1883 appointed private on the Rottnest Guard
Newspaper ArticlesThe Evening Times (Fremantle WA) Wednesday 11th January 1888 page 3 Case of assault against Stephen Lucas – dismissed
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 13th March 1889 page 5 Home destroyed by fire
Departure from Western
Between 1895 and 1901 for England
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd Qtr 1910 age 83 Southampton Hampshire
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Qtr 1914 age 83 Southampton Hampshire
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 Stephen Lucas 3254 Private 98th Foot location Peshawar
1861 Stephen Lucas 3254 Private 98th Foot location Peshawar East Indies
Discharge due to pains in joints and bones-syphilis.
Correspondence to the Vets Relief Fund 8th April 1909
1871 Census RG10/1187/32/14 28 York Street St Mary Southampton England
Stephen Lucas a labourer and Chelsea pensioner is living with his wife Emma age 39 born Ringwood Hampshire and son Henry age 24 who is a Militia man and labourer born Shirley Hampshire England
Stephen build a home on his allotment at Lake Coogee however in 1889 it was burnt down and arson was suspected.
He appears to have returned to Southampton with his wife sometime after the death of their son Henry in 1893. There was correspondence with the Veterans relief Fund dated 8th April 1909.
1901 Census RG 13/1056 6 Standford Street St Mary Southampton
Stephen aged 75 an Army Pensioner born Wiltshire and his wife Emma age 71 born Ringwood are living in the St Mary area of Southampton not far from their residence in 1871.
1911 Census RG 14/5969 10 Trinity Road Southampton.
Emma Lucas is a boarder in the home of Robert and Henrietta Braxton. She is a widow aged 81 and said she had 1 child no longer living – no further details.