McGUINNESS – James 18th Regiment

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

NameMcGUINNESS – James
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2080
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th May 1844 / 18 years / Newry Down Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia & Crimea – service not stated
Length of Service11 years 210 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15 January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 – 60 Armagh
1861 – March 1864 Western Australia
1864 – 72 Adelaide South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1826 Armagh Armagh 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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Thursday 26th May 1864 page 2
South Australian Register Tuesday May 10, 1864 page 2
Inquirer Wednesday 11 May 1864 page
Departure from Western
Australia
6th May 1864 per Rangatira from King George’s Sound to Adelaide
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th June 1865 Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide South Australia
Place of residence Aldinga South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Army Index
1851 James McGuiness (sic) Private 2080, 18th Foot, Location Fort William, Calcutta, India. WO12/3540
WO97 Conduct & character said he was ‘indifferent’
However, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal with a gratuity of £5
His right hand was injured by grapeshot on 18th June at the 1st attack on the Redan causing stiffening of the right hand.