- Veterans Index
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- Cairns, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James CAIRNS|
|Birth date and place||c. 1823 Drumagh, Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, Kent (1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 10¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: fair.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||1907 Q2, Woolwich District, London.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Artillery, 5th Brigade.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1200 Gunner.|
|Attestation date and place||10 Oct 1843 Glasgow, Lanark.|
|Service/Campaigns||Canada 6 years.|
Crimea 1 year 1 month.
|Musters||1851 Woolwich [WO10-2054].|
|Promotions||Gunner to Bombardier 14 Dec 1852.|
Bombardier to Gunner 27 Mar 1854.
Gunner to Bombardier 16 Jul 1855.
Bombardier to Corporal 10 Jan 1856.
Corporal to Gunner 12 Sep 1856.
Gunner to Bomardier 1 Apr 1858.
Bombardier to Corporal 1 Nov 1859.
Corporal to Sergeant 11 Nov 1861.
Sergeant to Gunner 8 Mar 1862.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Desertion 27 Oct 1853. Rejoined 25 Dec 1853. Tried, Sentenced & Imprisoned 3 Jan 1854 to 26 Mar 1854. Former service forfeited towards Good Conduct Pays and Pension by conviction of desertion.|
Tried & Imprisoner 6 Jul 1856 to 11 Sep 1856. Rank reduced Gunner.
Tried & Imprisoned 4 Mar 1862 to 7 Mar 1862. Rank reduced to Gunner.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||6 Jun 1865 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||21 years 17 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1312/25.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Woolwich.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Woolwich (1865). Singapore (1870). Woolwich (1873).|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 14 Sep 1870.|
|Departure from WA||Elderslie dep. 20 Aug 1870 for Singapore for onward journey to Woolwich, London.|