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).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: fair.
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Children
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Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
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
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.
Casualty/Medical None.
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. Singaore (1870). Woolwich (1873).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
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.