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|PERSONAL DETAILS||James CUNNINGHAM|
|Birth date and Place||6 Apr 1818, Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and Place|
|Census Residences||See Musters below (1841, 1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 11¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.|
|Marriage date and Place||Unmarried.|
|Death date and Place||29 Oct 1888, Burrowa (Boorowa), New South Wales.|
Cause of Death: Effects of a gunshot wound self-inflicted. Inquest 30 Oct 1888.
|Burial date and Place||Oct or Nov 1888, Burrowa/Cowra, New South Wales.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Obituaries||Sydney Morning Herald 31 Oct 1888.|
Burrowa News 02 Nov 1888.
|Regiment||11th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1828 Gunner and Driver.|
|Attestation date and Place||06 Aug 1835, Kelso, Roxburgh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Cape of Good Hope (Kaffir Wars) 10 years, 6 months.|
Expedition to the East (Crimea) 2 years, 1 month.
|Musters||1841 Athlone. 7th Battalion, 3rd Company. [WO10-1822].|
1851 Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope. 7th Battalion, 3rd Company. [WO10-2076].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges:||South Africa (Kaffir Wars).|
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Chronic Rheumatism. For the last four years he has suffered from Rheumatic pains and is unable to bear the fatigue and exposure of a soldier any longer. Disability caused by his military service.|
|Regimental Courts Martial:||04 Aug 1844. Drunk, improperly dressed and habitual drunkenness. 28 days solitary confinement and deprived of 1d. per diem.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and Place||09 Sep 1856 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||20 years 122 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1316/145.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Armagh (1856). Tullamore (1858). Athlone (1859). Monaghan (1860). Armagh & Belfast (1861). Armagh (1862). Perth, Western Australia (1862). Melbourne (1878). Sydney (1879-1888).|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Caretaker of slaughter yard, Burrowa, New South Wales.
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Departure from WA:||Dep. 1878 to Melbourne. Dep. 1879 to Sydney. Dates and vessels unknown.|