PERSONAL DETAILS James LYONS
Birth date and place c. 1831 Ballinahinch, County Down, Ireland.
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Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Miner.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
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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 (see WO97 p.4 extract in sidebar).
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 Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
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Departure from WA Departed 1864 for New South Wales.