PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames STEIN aka James John
Birth date and placec. 1818 St Luke, London, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesNew Road, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
See Muster below (1851).
TradePainter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: tanned. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown, inclined to grey.
Marriage date and place1st: Nova Scotia.
2nd: 30 Jan 1858 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse1st: Mary ? (d.1852-1854).
2nd: Eliza McCARTHY (widow of Frederick Ostermayner).
Children1st marriage: Mary Esther b. 1851 Woolwich, Kent.
2nd marriage: James b. 1859 (d. 7 weeks), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place3 Dec 1880 Geraldton, Western Australia.
Burial date and place4 Dec 1880 Apex Cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 21 May 1866. Witnessed: 20 Apr 1875.
Probate: 12 Jan 1881, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1881-609].
Death/Funeral NoticesWest Australian 14 Dec 1880.
Fremantle Herald 18 Dec 1880.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#599 Private.
Attestation date and place14 Mar 1842 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsHalifax, Nova Scotia 7 years 4 months.
Western Australia 10 years 3 months.
MustersWO11-123 5th Company Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
PromotionsPrivate to 2nd Corporal 5 Jun 1846.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Feb 1848.
Corporal to Sergeant 14 Jan 1857.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place31 Dec 1861 Fremantle, Western Australia.
With gratuity of 12 months pay.
Length of Service19 years 293 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1856-217.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge ResidenceFremantle, Western Australia.
Pension6d. per diem. Deferred pension on attaining the age of 60.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.195].
Convict Establishment Works Department Storeman for 15 years [Erickson].
Subscriptions to FundsNightingale Fund 2s. 4½d. January 1857.
Indian Relief Fund 2s. 6d. June 1858.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
1864 Suburban Lot 16 Fremantle (purchase).
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Inquirer & Commercial News
21 Jan 1857.
Inquirer & Commercial News 9 Jun 1858.
Ship ex-WANot applicable.