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McCAULEY – James 18th and 52nd Regiments

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge
52nd Regiment Oxfordshire Badge
China Medal 1842
NameMcCAULEY – James
Regiment (s)18th and 52nd Regiments
Regiment Number (s) 1148 – 18th Regiment
146 – 52nd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd February 1839 / 17 years / Castlederg Tyrone Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 7 years 5 months
East Indies –  9 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 37 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th February 1861 / England Chatham
Campaign MedalsMedal for China 1842
Burma and clasp for Pegu 1853-54
Intended Residence at
Chatham England
Pension Districts1861 Chatham
1862 Tilbury
1862-1869 Western Australia
1869 Bengal India
1871 Ceylon
1871 Madras India
Pension Paid8d per day
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK 31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1822 Screen Seaforth Sligo 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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not known – pension paid Calcutta 1st October 1869
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known / possibly India after 1875
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index shows James with the 18th at Hong Kong and Canton
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows James with the 18th at Fort William Calcutta India.
Discharge: At own request, free, with pension after 21 years’ service. Wounded in right shoulder at Canton.
A James McCurley pensioner died 28 January 1878 age 45 from intemperate habits and starvation. He was buried 29th January 1878 at the Secunderabad Cemetery, Madras