STEEL / STEELE – James Royal Artillery 4th Battery

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Name STEEL / STEELE – James
Regiment (s) Royal Artillery 4th Battery
Regiment Number (s) 1200
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th August 1835 / 17 years 9 months / Woolwich Kent England
Bookbinder
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Hazel / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration Mauritius – 4 years 215 days
Length of Service 21 years 218 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Gunner and Driver / 11th August 1857 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign Medals Not yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts 1857 Woolwich
1859 – March 1862 Western Australia                                                                                    April – December 1862 South Australia
1863 New Zealand
Pension Paid 8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
28th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 5th November 1817 / Woolwich Kent England
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
STEELE Thomas
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Priscilla
Not yet known
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of Marriage Not applicable
Children by 1st Wife Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles No references found
Departure from Western
Australia
Departed early in 1862 for South Australia: not clear when and by which ship
Date/Place of Death/Burial 1865 Auckland New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or Probate None known
Further Information James Steele received various promotions during his military career but was always subsequently reduced in rank due to drunkenness.