McCOURT – James 18th Regiment

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge

Name McCourt – James
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 942
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th January 1835 / 18 years / Newry Down Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¾ in
Sallow / Hazel / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 3 years 2 months
China – 7 years 6 months
India – 6 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
St. Werburgh Parish Dublin Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 1st Dublin
1856 Newry
1857 1st Dublin
1862 Bermuda
1863-1882 Western Australia
1882-1885 Melbourne Victoria Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/1½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Bundown Donegal 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
REDDIN Esther
B 1840 or 1844 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage3rd November 1858 Kingston Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeHugh James (Hugo) B 26th September 1859 6 Great Longford Street Dublin Dublin Ireland
D 15th February 1924 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Timothy B 18th April 1861 28 Towd Street Dublin Dublin Ireland
D 8th August 1940 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Daniel (David) B 3rd December 1862 at sea
M BYRNE Helen1889 Caulfield Victoria Australia
D 1931 South Melbourne Victoria Australia
Marion (Marian) (or Maria Anna or Mary Ann) B 24th April 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1st HOUSTON Not yet known
M 2nd KIDMAN Charles Norman/Nunn 11th July 1900 Adelaide South Australia
D 26th September 1902 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Thomas Reddin B 12th October 1868 Western Australia
MANNING Maria 1894 Perth Western Australia
D 2nd February 1945 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1877 Western Australia
M BEERE Margaret 1904 Perth Western Australia
D 27th November 1947 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
REDDIN Hugh
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
SHORT Ann
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Victoria Lot 20 Bootenal
20.3.36 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Argus 14th May 1885 – page 1
Departure from Western
Australia
c1882 to Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th May 1885 River Street Yarraberg Victoria Australia
Boroondara General Cemetery Kew Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
21st February 1918 Subiaco Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAppears McCOURT James and possibly son Daniel (David) were only two to travel to Victoria Australia.