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- Mars, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James MARS|
|Birth date and place||20 Apr 1829 Aghadooy, Garvagh, Londonderry, Ireland.|
Note variations: Aghadoey, Aghadowey, Aghdowy
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|52 Stowell Street, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England (1871).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1854 Wexford, Ireland.|
|Death date and place||29 Apr 1885 Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia (tentative).|
|Burial date and place||15 May 1885 East Perth Cemetery, Church of England Section, Western Australia (tentative).|
Note: Anomalies in death/burial records.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||36th (Herefordshire) Regiment. 1 Mar 1852 transferred to|
13th (Prince Albert’s Light Infantry) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2923 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||20 Oct 1846 Coleraine, Londonderry.|
|Service/Campaigns||Ionian Islands 4 years 2 months.|
Gibraltar 7 months.
Crimea 1 years.
Cape of Good Hope 1 years 4 months.
East Indies 6 years 3 months.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Imprisoned 25 Dec 1849 to 14 Jan 1850.|
Nineteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||Confined, tried and sentenced on 3 Nov 1855 to a corporal punishment of 50 lashes and 1d. a day for 15 days.|
In confinement 31 Oct to 6 Nov 1855.
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||9 Jun 1868.|
|Length of Service||21 years 25 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1430/96.|
|Post Discharge Residence||North Shields, Northumberland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Newcastle (1868). Greenwich (1873).|
|Pension Amount||12d. per diem. Increased to 1/2d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||6 Jun 1885 Cockburn Sound Location P5, Koogee on Lake Munster, 20 acres. Title granted to widow Ellen Mars.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|