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CUNNINGHAM – James Royal Artillery 11th Battalion

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11th Regiment Devonshire
South Africa Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
British Crimea Medal (Alma-Balaclava-Sebastopol Clasps)



Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 11th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1828
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th August 1835 / 17 years 4 months / Kelso Roxburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 10 years 6 months
Expedition to the East (Crimea) – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service20 years 122 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 9th September 1856 / Woolwich
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal (Kaffir War)
Crimea War Medal with Alma Balaclava and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 Armagh
1858 Tullamore
1859 Athlone Galway
1860 Monaghan
1861 Armagh and Belfast
1862 Tilbury
9th June 1862 Perth Western Australia
1878 Melbourne Victoria
31st March 1879 and 1880 Sydney New South Wales
Pension Paid1/- per diem
14 days @ 1/3d per Pay List at Tilbury
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth6th April 1818 Armagh 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Caretaker of slaughter yard Burrowa New South Wales
Newspaper ArticlesSydney Morning Herald 31st October 1888
Burrowa News 2nd November 1888
Departure from Western
Not yet known: paid to 31st March 1878 in Western Australia: transferred to Melbourne during 1878
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th October 1888 Burrowa (Boorowa) New South Wales from effects of a gunshot wound (self-inflicted)
Inquest held 30th October 1888
Date/Place of Death/Burial
29th October 1888 Burrowa (Boorowa) Cemetery New South Wales
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to Chronic rheumatism