|PERSONAL DETAILS||James LYONS|
|Birth date and place||c. 1831 Ballinahinch, County Down, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
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.
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.
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|
|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.|
|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.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.|
|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.|