PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames McNICOL (McNichol)
Birth date and placec. 1822 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
TradeCarpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: dark. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and placeMarried prior to arrival in Western Australia; details unknown (possibly Canada).
SpouseUnknown.
ChildrenUnknown.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#615 Sapper.
Attestation date and place7 Feb 1842 Glasgow.
Service/CampaignsHalifax, Nova Scotia 7 years 3 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Three Regimental Offences.
Discharge date and place19 May 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 100 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1362-615.
Post Discharge ResidenceGeneral Post Office, Glasgow.
Pension District2nd West London (1867). 12th Glasgow (Apr 1868). 2nd Glasgow (1874).
Pension1/- per diem. Not eligible for the In-Pension.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.145].
Guildford Convict Depot Mar 1852 to Sep 1853.
York Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Mar 1854.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper articlesPerth Gazette 21 Jan 1853 (see sidebar).
Inquirer & Commercial News 20 Jul 1859 (click on link for trial details).
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.