PERSONAL DETAILSJames RUSH
Birth date and placec. 1829 Aughaval, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeDiocese of Tuam. Baptisms not extant prior to 1845.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WATailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place19 Oct 1862 Aughaval Parish Church, Westport, Mayo, Ireland.
SpouseEliza FITZPATRICK.
Children
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 place14 Feb 1906 Nazareth House, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Cause of Death: Senility and Heart Failure.
Burial date and place16 Feb 1906 Ballarat Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria.
Roman Catholic, Section 03, Row 1, Grave 30.
Will and ProbateWill: 8 Dec 1905. Probate: 22 Mar 1906 Supreme Court of Victoria.
[VPRS 7591; VPRS 28, Grant P97-833].
Death Notices and ObituariesThe Ballarat Star 17 Feb 1906.
West Australian 24 Feb 1906.
Western Mail 3 Mar 1906.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
South Mayo Rifle Militia (15½ years).
Regiment No. and Rank#2591 Private.
Attestation date and place28 Jun 1850 Bury, Lancaster.
Service/CampaignsCrimea. Embarked with Service Co’s. on 4 Apr 1854.
Musters1851 Bury Barracks, Lancashire [WO12-9060].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 27 Apr 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place30 Oct 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service5 years 125 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1649/78.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestport, Mayo.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictGalway.
Pension Amount1/- 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.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNaval Brigade.
Departure and Arrival31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force. Discharged 13 Dec 1882.
Land Grant/Purchase31 Dec 1885 Perth Town Lot V118 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WAc. 1882 to Melbourne, ship unknown.