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).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1854 Wexford, Ireland.
Spouse Ellen HANNEN.
Children None.
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
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
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
Ship Naval Brigade.
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.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.