PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias James McNICOL (McNichol)
Birth date and place c. 1822 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Trade Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: dark. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place Married prior to arrival in Western Australia; details unknown (possibly Canada).
Spouse Unknown.
Children Unknown.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #615 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 7 Feb 1842 Glasgow.
Service/Campaigns Halifax, Nova Scotia 7 years 3 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Three Regimental Offences.
Discharge date and place 19 May 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 100 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1362-615.
Post Discharge Residence General Post Office, Glasgow.
Pension District 2nd West London (1867). 12th Glasgow (Apr 1868). 2nd Glasgow (1874).
Pension 1/- per diem. Not eligible for the In-Pension.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.145].
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper articles Perth Gazette 21 Jan 1853 (see sidebar).
Inquirer & Commercial News 20 Jul 1859 (click on link for trial details).
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.