PERSONAL DETAILS John McMAHON
Birth date and place c. 1827 Renamia, New Market, Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: sandy.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 18 Jul 1864 Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 41st (The Welch) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2445 Private.
Attestation date and place 17 May 1848 Buttevant, Cork.
Service/Campaigns Ionian Islands 1 year 11 months.
Malta 1 year 1 month.
Turkey 5 months.
Crimea 1 year 2 months.
Musters 1851 Cork, Ireland & at sea [WO12/5447].
Promotions & Reductions Private to Corporal 2 Jul 1850.
Corporal to Private 25 Aug 1854.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimean Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe wound. Final attack on the Redan. 8 September 1855.
This man received a grapeshot wound of the left arm, high up, shattering the bone, in action on 8th Sept 1855. He has very little use of the arm now. The bone was not broken across but it was grazed by the shot and a fracture has exfoliated. Partial fracture of the humerus. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried 24 Aug 1852 Zante for being drunk in barracks. Sentence – reduction to Private.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 18 Nov 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 8 years 186 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1517/167.
Post Discharge Residence Rhineana, Nr. Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.
Post Discharge Pension District Ennis (1857).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Lloyds Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood.
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.