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- McGuinness, James
|PERSONAL DETAILS||James McGUINNESS|
Name variations: McGuiness, McGinnes.
|Birth date and place||c. 1826 Armagh, Armagh, Ireland.|
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|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Fullwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire (1851 v. tentative).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
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|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||18th (Royal Irish) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2080 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||24 May 1844 Newry, Down.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. 1st Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.|
Disabled by stiffness of the fingers of right hand (this from the middle fingers especially) after grapeshot wound of back of hand received on 18th June at the Redan. The ball he states passed down between the fore and middle fingers and locked (?) over the metacarpal bones belonging to these fingers. States also that 2 pieces of bone were taken away from the back of hands.
Invalided to England 27 Aug 1855 [from Medal Roll].
Unfit for further service [December 6, 1855 Chatham].
Partial Stiffness of right hand as reported. The remaining fingers are uninjured and it is very questionable whether this man should (?) be discharged the service. He is stout and healthy [F33684 2/4/59].
|Regimental Courts Martial||Absent without leave 11 Nov to 14 Nov 1834.|
In confinement 15 Nov to 15 Nov 1834.
Imprisoned 16 Nov to 7 Dec 1834.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||15 Jan 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||11 years 210 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1449/106.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Armagh.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Armagh (1856). Adelaide (1864 to 1875+).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Adelaide Observer 28 May 1864 (see excerpt in sidebar).|
|Departure from WA||Rangatira (Mail Steamer).|
Dep. Albany, Western Australia 1864 to Adelaide, South Australia.