McELROY – James HEIC Bengal Artillery

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

Indian Mutiny Medal – no clasp

Land Grant

NameMcELROY – James
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) HEIC Discharge No.  712
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC –1857/ 20 years /
Labourer/farmer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service2 years 2 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeHEIC Gunner 24th August 1859
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny with one clasp – not known which clasp
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Dromara Down , Newry
Pension Districts1859 Newry
1873 Greenwich
1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
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 BirthC1837 Dunnmara Co Down
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Eliza
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
2nd February 1881 Allotted Perth Wanneroo Road Lot Y268
0.3.6 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 20th July 1887 page 5 Sale of Lot Y268
The Daily News Friday 22nd July 1887 page 2
The West Australian 19th March 1891 page 3 Funeral Notice
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialMarch 1891 age 55 WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458 1891/255
Further InformationDischarge on account of injuries received from the mutineers
James died without making a will and at the time he had only household furniture to the value of 60 pounds. His wife Eliza applied for Letters of Administration. (no further information)
Possible marriage: James McElroy married Eliza Watt (age 26) 12th November 1859 Banbridge, Down. James’ father was Robert McElroy and Eliza’s father was Robert Watt. An Eliza McElroy died 24th March 1920 aged 86 making her date of birth 1834.