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- McMahon, James
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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].|