PERSONAL DETAILSJames LYONS
Birth date and placec. 1831 Ballinahinch, County Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WAMiner.
Irish Constabulary 1855-1862?
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1st: 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.
Spouse1st: Esther SMYTH.
2nd: Sarah Grace JENKINS.
Children1st 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 place20 Dec 1907, 161 Windsor Street, Paddington, New South Wales.
Burial date and place21 Dec 1907 Waverley Cemetery, New South Wales.
Allotment 3935 Select Section 16.
Will and ProbateWill: 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 place21 Apr 1851 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service4 years 75 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1595/176.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Belfast 1855. Fremantle 1862. New South Wales 1864-1871. 2nd Belfast 1871-1873.
New South Wales 1874-1879.
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork. 
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation, WAEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Status/Occupation, NSW1864-1871 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/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesEvening News 29 Jul 1881.
The Daily Telegraph
1 & 4 Sep 1896.
Illawarra Mercury 3 Sep 1896.
Kiama Independent 5 Sep 1896.
Departure from WADeparted 1864 for New South Wales.