Cunningham, James

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Birth date and Place6 Apr 1818, Armagh, County Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census ResidencesSee Musters below (1841, 1851).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 11¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and PlaceUnmarried.
Death date and Place29 Oct 1888, Burrowa (Boorowa), New South Wales.
Cause of Death: Effects of a gunshot wound self-inflicted. Inquest 30 Oct 1888.
Burial date and PlaceOct or Nov 1888, Burrowa/Cowra, New South Wales.
Will and ProbateNone.
ObituariesSydney Morning Herald 31 Oct 1888.
Burrowa News  02 Nov 1888.
Regiment11th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Regiment No. and Rank#1828 Gunner and Driver.
Attestation date and Place06 Aug 1835, Kelso, Roxburgh.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope (Kaffir Wars) 10 years, 6 months.
Expedition to the East (Crimea)  2 years, 1 month.
Musters1841 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/MedicalChronic 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place09 Sep 1856 Woolwich.
Length of Service20 years 122 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1316/145.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictArmagh (1856). Tullamore (1858). Athlone (1859). Monaghan (1860). Armagh & Belfast (1861). Armagh (1862). Perth, Western Australia (1862). Melbourne (1878). Sydney (1879-1888).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Departure and Arrival16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Caretaker of slaughter yard, Burrowa, New South Wales.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Departure from WA:Dep. 1878 to Melbourne. Dep. 1879 to Sydney. Dates and vessels unknown.