|PERSONAL DETAILS||James RUSH|
|Birth date and place||c. 1829 Aughaval, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place||Diocese of Tuam. Baptisms not extant prior to 1845.|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||19 Oct 1862 Aughaval Parish Church, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.|
Source for Westport births and baptisms:
Aughaval Parish Registers.
|Margaret b. 1865 (d.1865), Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Patrick Joseph b. 1866 (d.1866), Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Elizabeth Anne b. 1867, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Maria Louisa b. 1869, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Catherine Mary b. 1870, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
James John b. 1875, Perth, Western Australia.
Richard Patrick b. 1877 (d.1879), Perth, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||14 Feb 1906 Nazareth House, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Cause of Death: Senility and Heart Failure.
|Burial date and place||16 Feb 1906 Ballarat Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria.
Roman Catholic, Section 03, Row 1, Grave 30.
|Will and Probate||Will: 8 Dec 1905. Probate: 22 Mar 1906 Supreme Court of Victoria.
[VPRS 7591; VPRS 28, Grant P97-833].
|Death Notices and Obituaries||The Ballarat Star 17 Feb 1906.
West Australian 24 Feb 1906.
Western Mail 3 Mar 1906.
|Regiment(s)||88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
South Mayo Rifle Militia (15½ years).
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2591 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||28 Jun 1850 Bury, Lancaster.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea. Embarked with Service Co’s. on 4 Apr 1854.|
|Musters||1851 Bury Barracks, Lancashire [WO12-9060].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 27 Apr 1855.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. The Assault on the Quarries 7 June 1855.
Rendered unfit for service from paralysis of lower extremities and pain in the back, the result of a blow from a sand bag while serving in the trenches before Sebastopol 7 June /55. Unfit for further service [Chatham 9 Oct 1855].
1882 to 1887 correspondence relating to removal of cataracts of eyes.
[SROWA Cons 527-1885-4895].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||30 Oct 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||5 years 125 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1649/78.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Westport, Mayo.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Galway.|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.
Increased to 1/2½d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Increased to 1/8d. per diem on 31 May 1881 for service in South Mayo Rifles.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force. Discharged 13 Dec 1882.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||31 Dec 1885 Perth Town Lot V118 (grant).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||c. 1882 to Melbourne, ship unknown.|