CUNNINGHAM – James 31st Regiment

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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours

Sutlej Campaign Medal Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon

Afghan War – Ghunzi Medal

Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 534
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th January 1825 / 17 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 21 years
Length of Service21 years 77 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd March 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsServed in the campaign in Afghanistan in 1840 (medal) present at the action of …and Tazeem served in the Army of the Sutledge in 1845&6 was present in the action s of Moodkee Ferozeshah Aliwal and Sobraon
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent
Pension Districts1847 Chatham
1852-1860 Western Australia
1861 Cambridge
1862 King’s Lynn
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England (Date not known)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1808 St. Ann’s Dublin 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1860 to Cambridge England
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th October 1868 Huntingdon England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index
James Cunningham 534 Private 31st Regt Location Agra
Discharge due to chronic pain and ‘unco-ordinated action of the heart.’
1851 Census HO 107/1611/36/10 Cross street Brook, Chatham Kent
James Cunningham a single man age 45 born Ireland is a Chelsea pensioner from the 31st Regt.
1861 English Census for parish of St. John’s Huntingdon shows this man as being a ‘widower’