PERSONAL DETAILS James FINNEGAN aka FINIGAN
Birth date and place 24 Apr 1830 St Nicholas, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Harness Maker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 20 Apr 1871 Perth, Western Australia.
Spouse Catherine KILUN, KILLEEN, KILIEN.
Children Michael & Patrick (twins) 10 Feb 1872 Perth, Western Australia.
Margaret Mary Kate 1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Notes: Michael & Patrick recorded with Catherine Killeen as mother but ‘John’ as father.
Margaret Mary Kate born six months after death of father James.
Death date and place 23 Dec 1873 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Hepatic Abscess.
Burial date and place East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 9th East Norfolk Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2920 Private.
Attestation date and place 24 Jan 1848 Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Malta 8 months.
Crimea 1 month OR 1 year (see anomaly in Sidebar).
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Labours under pain in the back with wasting of the left gluteal muscle accompanied by some atrophy and loss of power of the low extremities caused by being struck during an explosion of the magazine in the Crimea [Redan] in 1855.  He experiences considerable pain from the pressure of his belt etc.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Oct 1856 Limerick ?
Length of Service 8 years 187 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1414/18.
Post Discharge Residence Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Dublin.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Corona. 
Departure and Arrival 16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
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Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.