PERSONAL DETAILS James McMahon
Birth date and place c. 1830-1832 Killwerin (WO97) or Killburn (M S James), Broadford, County Clare, Ireland.
Discrepancies in birth years: 1832 at time of attestation. 1830 at time of discharge.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 1858 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Ros(e)anna McKEERNAN. Died 4 Mar 1907, Lunatic Asylum, Fremantle.
Name variations: Keirnan, Kurnan, McCann, McKernan.
Children Ann 1859, Perth, Western Australia.
Ellen 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary 1864, Albany, Western Australia.
James 1866 (d.1867), Fremantle Western Australia.
Death date and place 28 Apr 1895, Smith Street, Southwark, South Australia.
Burial date and place 29 Apr 1895 West Terrace Cemetery, Old Catholic Area Grid A3, Site 82.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries SA Express & Telegraph 29 Apr 1895.
SA Register 29 Apr 1895.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3017 Private.
Attestation date and place 14 Jun 1850 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/Campaigns Turkey 4 months.
Crimea from 3 Sep 1854 to Q4 1855.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. 1st Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.
Disabled by stiffness and weakness of right thigh and leg after gunshot wound of thigh received on 18th June at the Cemetry. Ball entered posterior surface of thigh at fold of ? and emerged on anterior surface about 1.1/2 inches lower down. It does not appear however to have injured the femur. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 25 Dec 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 5 years 195 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1510/177.
Post Discharge Residence Limerick.
Post Discharge Pension District Limerick 1856. WA 1874. Hobart 1875.
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara. 
Departure and Arrival 19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment 9 Mar 1859 to 5 Aug 1875 [Barker p.143-144].
Warder, Adelaide Gaol [Express & Telegraph Apr 1895].
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions Indian Mutiny Relief Fund 1858.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 9 Jun 1858.
Departure from WA Possible departure c.August 1875: Pension to be paid in Hobart Town [Barker p.144].