Click here to read more of James Graham’s story

PERSONAL DETAILS  James GRAHAM
Birth date and place 29 Apr 1830 Drumgarth (Drumgath), Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland.
Note: There are some contradictions relating to this birth date, i.e. from Marriage certificate, Burial record, Account Book, Discharge Papers and Civil Service Evidence of Age (left in sidebar). The year could have been 1829.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Clarence & Forehouse Barracks, Portsea Island, Portsmouth, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Weaver.
Porter, Newry Workhouse, County Down 1859-1862.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue; Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1st: 4 Jan 1854 Drumgarth (Drumgath), County Down, Ireland.
2nd: 31 Dec 1883 Congregational Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse 1st: Fanny BROWN (d. 1883).
2nd: Eliza MANNING widow of Thomas Cole.
Children James 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 place 17 Aug 1894 Jarrahdale, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 18 Aug 1894 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Congregational Section MON.D 0009.
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices and Obituaries West Australian 18 Aug 1894.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2191 Private.
Attestation date and place 30 Dec 1846 Newry, Armagh.
Service/Campaigns
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.
Musters 1851 Portsmouth & Winchester [WO12-2512].
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 Apr 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 12 Jun 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 5 Feb 1856.
Length of Service 8 years  311 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1405/149.
Post Discharge Residence Rathfriland.
Post Discharge Pension District Newry (1856). 1st Liverpool (1862).
Pension Amount 1/6d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood. 
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 9 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled 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/Purchase 27 Sep 1883 Lot P 94 North Fremantle, one acre (grant).
26 Nov 1883 Lot P 94 Title granted.
Subscriptions Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Pensioners Benevolent Fund 1869.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.