CAIRNS – James 5th Battery Royal Artillery


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Name CAIRNS – 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
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10¾ in
Fair / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/Duration Canada – 6 years
Crimea – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service 21 years 17 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Gunner / 6th June 1865 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign Medals Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish War Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Woolwich England
Pension Districts Possibly Woolwich England
Pension Paid 1/0d 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 Birth c1823 Drumagh Omagh Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles  Not yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
1870 to Singapore
1871 to Woolwich England
Date/Place of Death/Burial Not yet known
Will or Probate None
Further Information