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Royal Artillery Badge


Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
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NameCAIRNS – James
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 5th Battery
Regiment Number (s) 1200
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th October 1843 / 20 years / Royal Artillery Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¾ in
Fair / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 6 years
Crimea – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service21 years 17 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 6th June 1865 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish War Medal
Intended Residence at
Woolwich England
Pension Districts1867 Woolwich England
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia paid to 31 March
1870 Singapore paid to 31st March 1871
1871 Woolwich
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Drumagh Omagh Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles Not yet known
Departure from Western
Paid WA to January – 31 March 1871
1871 to Woolwich England
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 James Cairns Gunner & Driver Royal Artillery location Woolwich
1861 James Cairns Corporal 1098 Royal Artillery location Woolwich
Discharge: Completion of 21 years service.
1851 Census HO 107/1588/431 page 42 Woolwich, Greenwich
James Cairns, age 27, unmarried, Royal Artillery born Drumagh, Armagh
1861 Census RG09/405/173/28 Woolwich, London, Kent
James Cairnes(sic) soldier, 36, Unmarried, corporal RA, born Ireland.