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McMAHON – James 21st Regiment

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21st Regiment
NameMcMAHON – James
Regiment (s)21st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 680
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th May 1828 / 18 years / Birr Kings Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 6 years – circa 1833 to 1839
East Indies – 7 years – circa 1840 to 1847
Length of Service20 years 353 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th June 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Waterford Ireland
Pension Districts1849 Tullamore
1856 – 1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/2½d per diem for 3 years 4 months service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Portumna Galway 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
c 1830 (deduced from death register) Westmeath, Ireland (from son Andrew’s christening)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJames B abt 1845 deduced from age at death
8th April 1880 near Cossack, Western Australia aged 35
Ann B 1849 Ireland
M BAKER Henry (convict 5799) 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th November 1927 Claremont Asylum Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery RC
Mary B 13 May 1852 Tullamore Offaly Ireland
M GERAGHTY Patrick 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M O’BRIEN Henry 1892 Melbourne Victoria
D 1937 Melbourne Victoria
Joseph B 1856 at sea on Runnymede
M GEORGE Caroline
D 28th December 1927 Perth, Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Margaret Victoria B 1858 Western Australia
M1 KANI/KAIN/COHEN William 1875 Fremantle Western Australia (her Obituary said he was Nicholas KIND)
M2 BOWEN Thomas 1902 Fremantle Western Australia
M3 PORTER Joseph 1909 Fremantle Western Australia
D 18 April 1938 East Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Andrew B 19 November 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D 26 October 1870 drowned Fremantle Western Australia
Theresa B 1861 Western Australia
M RIMMINGTON Lewis Bacon 1886 Fremantle Western Australia
D 6th January 1933 Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
John Lewis B 12 May 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M SCOTT Lizzie 1901 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1947 Perth Western Australia
Michael B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1944 Claremont Western Australia
William Henry B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M BOURNE Lillian Elizabeth 1903 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25 March 1949 South Perth Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery Anglican Section
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MARTIN Laurence (occupation Painter)
Westmeath Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 15 May 1857 discharged 1869 due to Ill health. Pension of £19/9/4 increased to £21/11/0 – long entry Warder and Gaolers
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian 13 January 1903 page 4 Death notice for James McMahon who died of thirst at Mt Malcom
The West Australian Thursday 29 December 1927 page 1 Death notice of Joseph
The West Australian Saturday 7 January 1933 page 1 death notices Teresa Rimmington
The Fremantle Advocate Thursday 21 April 1938 page 1 Obituary Margaret Porter
The West Australian Friday 1 December 1944 page 1 Family death notice Michael McMahon
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st April 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
2nd husband of wifeWADDELL Richard
M 23 February 1879
Johnston Memorial Congregational Church, Fremantle
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1883 Fremantle (age 53)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index  James McMahon 680 21st regiment location Dinapore Bengal India
1849 Unfit for further service due to Chronic Rheumatism and Chronic Catarrh