CUNNINGHAM – James 31st Regiment

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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours

Sutlej Campaign Medal Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon

Afghan War – Ghunzi Medal

NameCUNNINGHAM – James
Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 534
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th January 1825 / 17 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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
Discharge
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
1860 to Cambridge England
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th October 1868 Huntingdon England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
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’