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MARS – James 36th Regiment and 13th Regiment 1st Battalion

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36th Herefordshire Regiment
13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Grant
NameMARS – James
Regiment (s)36th and 13th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2994 / 2923
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th October 1846 / 17 years 6 months / Coleraine Londonderry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Grey / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 4 years 2 months
Gibraltar – 7 months
Crimea – 1 year
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 4 months
East Indies – 6 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 25 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th June 1868 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Crimean Turkish Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal 1867-59
Intended Residence at
North Shields Northumberland England
Pension Districts1868 Newcastle on Tyne
1873 Greenwich
1874-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/2d per diem for 4 years service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Aghadooy (Aghadowey) Garvagh Londonderry 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
UNKNOWN Ellen or Helen
1840 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
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
8th March 1881 allotted Cockburn Sound Coojee and Lake Munster – fronts on lake Lot P5 20 acres
12th January 1885 Title application
6th June 1885 Deed of Grant issued to Ellen Mars widow
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th April 1885 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1886 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Mars 2994 Private 36th Foot location Corfu Ionian Islands
1861 James Mars 2923 Private 1st Bn 13th Foot location Gondal East Indies
1871 Census RG10/5091/29/21 Stowell Street St john Newcastle on Tyne
James Mars age 41 born Ireland a ‘pensioner Her M service’ is living with his wife Ellen age 31 who was also born Ireland.