Callaghan, James

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Birth date and place c. 1829 Butts, Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WATailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place1867 Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseMary TORPEY.
ChildrenMary Ann Henrietta 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia (tentative).
Catherine Helen 1871, Perth, Western Australia.
James Thomas 1873, Perth, Western Australia.
Patrick John 1878, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place18 Jun 1908 76 John Street, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place19 Jun 1908 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section AA, Gravesite 0347B.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 30 Jun 1908.
Regiment(s)30th (1st Cambridgeshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3968 Private.
Attestation date and place18 May 1854.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal with clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe Wound.  Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.
Disabled by weakness in the lower extremities and pain over the sacrum after gunshot wound of both hips received on 8th Sept at 2nd attack at the Redan.  The ball entered the right hip immediately behind the greater trochanter and passed through the sacrum at its junction with the os coccygis  ?????? near the  joint of left hip. States that no pieces of bone came away but that for 6 days after he was wounded he was unable to pass water and that a catheter was required twice daily during that time. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts MartialTried and imprisoned 24 Aug to 7 Oct 1854.
Tried and imprisoned 18 Mar to 30 Apr 1855.
Tried and convicted 6 Aug to 9 Aug 1855.
Tried and convicted 31 Aug to 4 Sep 1855.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service1 year 159 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1490/60.
Post Discharge ResidenceKilkenny (1856). 1st Edinburgh & Kilkenny (1858). Western Australia (1863).
Post Discharge Pension DistrictKilkenny.
Pension Amount1/2d. per diem.  Increased to 1/2d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ShipLord Dalhousie.
Departure and Arrival25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder 1867 [Barker p.30]
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Land Grant/Purchase15 May 1881, Perth Loc. Y147. Grant.
Misc. Newspaper Articles