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
Description – Height
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
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
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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Thursday 26th May 1864 page 2
Departure from Western
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
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames Maginnis (sic) was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 30th May 1865 and died on 4th June 1865 (no cause given). His admission said he was age 27, single, RC, born Dublin Ireland, had been in South Australia for 1 year 6 months, living at Aldinga SA and had arrived on the Palmerston. (This information is not accurate.)