Graham, James

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Birth date and placeMarch 1830 Drumgarth (Drumgath), Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland.
Note: There are some contradictions relating to his birth date, i.e. from Baptism entry, Marriage certificate, Burial record, Account Book, Discharge Papers and Civil Service Evidence of Age (left in sidebar).
Baptism date and place14 Mar 1830, 2nd  Rathfriland Presbyterian Church, County Down, Ireland.
Civil Census ResidencesClarence & Forehouse Barracks, Portsea Island, Portsmouth, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WAWeaver.
Porter, Newry Workhouse, County Down 1859-1862.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue; Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1st: 4 Jan 1854 Drumgarth (Drumgath), County Down, Ireland.
2nd: 1883/1884 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse1st: Fanny BROWN (d. 1883).
2nd: Eliza MANNING widow of Thomas COLE.
ChildrenJames and Fanny Graham nee Brown had four children as at April 1867 [Barker p. 86].
Annie Agnes b. 1858, Ireland (tentative)
Margaret Ann b. 1860, Newry, Armagh, Ireland.
Isabella b. 1865/66, Western Australia (tentative – source ancestry tree).
Death date and place17 Aug 1894 Jarrahdale, Western Australia.
Burial date and place18 Aug 1894 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Headstone at Carrington Street Cemetery, Fremantle in Congregational Section MON.D 0009.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 18 Aug 1894.
Regiment(s)7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2191 Private.
Attestation date and place30 Dec 1846 Newry, Armagh.
Source: Soldier’s Account Book and
Parchment Certificate.
British Isles: Ireland 1848-1850. Portsmouth 1851-1852. Plymouth 1853. Manchester 1854.
Overseas: Turkey 22 Apr 1854. Crimea 14 Sep 1854. Camp Sebastopol 1855.
British Isles: England 14 Nov 1855.
Musters1851 Winchester & Portsmouth [WO12-2512].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 1 Apr 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 12 Jun 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.
Wounded in both cheeks on 8 Sep 1855 in storming the Redan.
Rendered unfit for service from gunshot wound of the face, received on 8th Sept before the Redan. The ball entered the right of face, above lower jaw articulation, took a direction onwards and passed out at centre of left cheek.  The molar teeth were knocked out, and the lower jaw fracturing also palate bones.  The cheek on left side is adherent to the gum and on right side the saliva exudes.
After examination of Sept James Graham received 50 days hospital treatment.
Unfit for further service [Chatham January 1856].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place5 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service8 years  311 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1405/149.
Post Discharge ResidenceRathfriland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNewry (1856). 1st Liverpool (1862).
Pension Amount1/6d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
Departure and Arrival16 Mar 1862 Portland; 9 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Police Constable, WA Police Force March 1865; resigned 29 Apr 1865.
Assistant Warder Mt. Eliza Depot and Perth Depot December 1866 etc. [Barker p. 86].
Land Grant/Purchase27 Sep 1883 Lot P 94 North Fremantle, one acre (grant).
26 Nov 1883 Lot P 94 Title granted.
SubscriptionsLancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Pensioners Benevolent Fund 1869.
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