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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).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 11¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and Place Unmarried.
Spouse None.
Children None.
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.
ARMED FORCES
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].
Promotions None.
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 WA (1862). Melbourne (1878). Sydney (1879-1888).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood.
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.