PERSONAL DETAILS James LYONS
Birth date and place c. 1831 Ballinahinch, County Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Miner.
Irish Constabulary 1855-1862?
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 1st: 25 Oct 1855 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland (Protestant) and
16 Aug 1856 St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast (RC).
2nd: 21 Oct 1880 Sydney, New South Wales.
Spouse 1st: Esther SMYTH.
2nd: Sarah Grace JENKINS.
Children 1st Marriage:
James b. 1858, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
Samuel b. 1860, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
Samuel b. 1865 (d.1870), Wollongong, New South Wales.
Emily b. 1866, Wollongong, New South Wales.
2nd Marriage:
Ettie b. 1882, Sydney, New South Wales.
Richard Jenkins b. 1885, Sydney, New South Wales.
Death date and place 20 Dec 1907, 161 Windsor Street, Paddington, New South Wales.
Burial date and place 21 Dec 1907 Waverley Cemetery, New South Wales.
Allotment 3935 Select Section 16.
Will and Probate Will: 12 Apr 1898. Probate: 6 Feb 1908, #41964 in NSW Probate Court. Sworn Estate: £640 11s. 4d.
Deceased Estate: Duty Paid 27 Feb 1908, Paddington Ref. No. 19/10227.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment.  1 Mar 1852 transferred to
68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3036 (59th) Private.
#2970 (68th) Private.
Attestation date and place 21 Apr 1851 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Second Battle of Inkermann 05 November 1854.
Disabled from impaired use of left hand & forearm, injury above wrist, by a large fragment of stone in the trenches 12 December 1854.
Unfit for the service (Chatham 23 May 1855).
Some wasting & want of power of left forearm and hand from injury said to have been received as reported. Likely to improve (27 Mar 1861).
In early 1871 a medical was carried out in Belfast, Ireland.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 4 years 75 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1595/176.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd Belfast 1855. Fremantle 1862. New South Wales 1864-1871. 2nd Belfast 1871-1873.
New South Wales 1874-1879.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship York. 
Departure and Arrival 8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation, WA Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Status/Occupation, NSW 1864-1871 Coal Loader, Public Works Department, Wollongong, NSW.
1877-1896 Gaol Service of New South Wales, serving as Gaolor in
Darlinghhurst, Mudgee, Trial Bay, Berrima, Young and Wollongong.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Evening News 29 Jul 1881.
The Daily Telegraph
1 & 4 Sep 1896.
Illawarra Mercury 3 Sep 1896.
Kiama Independent 5 Sep 1896.
Departure from WA Departed 1864 for New South Wales.