PERSONAL DETAILS James SLAVIN
Name variations: Slaven, Slevin.
Birth date and place c. 1836 Dromore, Tyrone, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place c. 1856 Kilkeery, Tyrone, Ireland.
Spouse Catherine CARROLL.
Children Mary b. c. 1857 Ireland.
James b. 1859 Kilskeery, Tyrone, Ireland.
John b. 1861 Ireland. Died 1862 at sea on board Merchantman en route to Western Australia.
Roseanna b. 1864 Geraldton, Western Australia.
John b. 1868 Greenough, Western Australia.
William b. 1872 Greenough, Western Australia.
Death date and place 21 Dec 1916 Naraling, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 22 Dec 1916 Geraldton Cemetery (now Apex Park) , Western Australia.
RC Plot 23.  ID 15060.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Geraldton Guardian 23 & 30 Dec 1916.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 25th (King’s Own Borderers) Regiment.  1 Apr 1854 transferred to
34th (Cumberland) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3731 Private.
Attestation date and place 29 Jan 1853 Armagh, Tyrone.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 1 year 3 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Danger Wound. 1st Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.
Severe Wound 8 September 1855.
Wounded severely in right hand by shell at the storming of the Redan 8 September 1855.
Caused by his military service.
Unfit for further service [Chatham June 20 1856].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Jul 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 183 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1502/106.
Post Discharge Residence Dromore, Tyrone.
Post Discharge Pension District Armagh (1856). Birr (1857). Bermuda (1867).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.  Increased to 1/1d. per diem on 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Policeman [recorded in some WA sources; not listed in Police staff index].
Farmer.
Land Grant/Purchase 4 May 1874 Loc. G29 Greenough Flats 10 acres (grant).
7 Sep 1874 Loc. G30 Greenough Flats 10 acres (grant).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.