McMAHON – James 38th Regiment

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38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Inkerman & Alma Clasps

Turkish Crimea Medal

NameMcMAHON – James
Regiment (s)38th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3017
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th June 1850 / 18 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey – 4 months
Crimea – from September 1854: time not stated
Length of Service5 years 195 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th December 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasps for Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Limerick
July 1857 – 1875 (details not clear)
1875 – March 1879 South Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1833 Kilburn Broadford Clare Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism2nd October 1833 St Sinan’s Killaloe Clare Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
McMAHON Dorly (tentative)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsThomas: B 1821
Margaret: B 1823
Joanna: B 1829
Ellen: B 1832
Margaret: B 1835
Michael: B 1838
Bridget: B 1840
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McKERNAN (Mc KIERNAN) Ros(e)anna
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1858 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 1859 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Ellen B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
M 31st March 1884 Thebarton South Australia (spouse not yet known)
D 1931 Adelaide South Australia
Mary B 1864 Albany Western Australia
D 20th A
James B 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
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
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 9th March 1859 to 5th August 1875
Warder Adelaide Gaol
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News (WA) 9th June 1858
South Australia Express and Telegraph 29th April 1895 (Obit.)
West Australian Wednesday 20th April 1938 Page 15
Departure from Western
 Late 1875 departed for South Australia (unknown ship): pension paid in South Australia until 31st March 1879
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th April 1895 Smith Street Southwark Adelaide South Australia
29th April 1895 West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th March 1907 Lunatic Asylum Fremantle Western Australia
Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information