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STEELE – James Henry 89th Regiment

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89th Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameSTEELE – James Henry
Regiment (s)89th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2271
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th June 1845 / 14 years 9 months / Carlisle England
Description – Height
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 11 months
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year
East Indies – 5 years 2 months
Length of Service14 years 197 (plus 3 years 3 months while underage)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /28th July 1863 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Cork
1864 Toronto
1864 2nd Belfast
1865-1867 Western Australia
1868-1901 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1830 Glenavey (Glenavy) Antrim Ireland WO97
30th December 1833 Crumlin Antrim Ireland Br Civil Service Evidence of Age declaration
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
McKIBBEN Sarah Mary
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1st January 1865 Belfast Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McKIBBEN William
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1867 Assistant Warder Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesThe Advertiser 28th May 1901 page 4 Short tribute to James
The Advertiser Saturday 5th November 1898 page 6 attendance Crimean memorial day
Advertiser Adelaide Wednesday 29th May 1901 – page 4 Death Notice
The Advertiser Friday 5th October 1928 page 7 Death notice Sarah Steele
Departure from Western
Departed November – December 1867 for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th May 1901 Parkside Hospital resident Frewville  South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th October 1928 Adelaide SA
Bur Glen Osmond Cemetery SA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Henry Steele 2271 Drummer and Fifer 89th Foot location Dublin
1861 James Henry Steele 2271 Private 89th foot location Umballa East Indies
Discharge due to varicose veins in the left leg