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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 Districts1856 Limerick
1856 Plymouth 3rd Convict Guard
July 1857 – 1875 Western Australia
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 Broadford Clare 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
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
Possible marriage: HARVEY Alpheaus (Alfred) 11 February 1882 Peterborough Frome SA
Possible death: Annie Harvey 18 August 1924 Hindmarsh SA Not yet known
Ellen B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
M MOLLOY Arthur 31st March 1884 Thebarton South Australia
D 18th February 1931 Southwark SA Adelaide South Australia
Mary B 1864 Albany Western Australia
D 13th March 1891 Adelaide Hospital Adelaide SA
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
Pension of £50/4/4 paid from 1st August 1875
Warder Adelaide Gaol
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News (WA) 9th June 1858
South Australia Express and Telegraph 29th April 1895 (Death Notice)
The West Australian Tuesday 5th March 1907 Funeral notice Rosanna
Southern Cross Friday 27th February 1931 page 15 Obituary of Ellen Molloy
Departure from Western
Late 1875 departed for South Australia possibly Otway
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
Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James McMahon 3017 Private Depot 38th Foot location Castle Chester
Discharge due to stiffness of right thigh due to a gunshot wound received 12 June at the Cemetery.
Warders and Gaolers page 143/4 has a long entry regarding the service of James McMahon as a warder at the Convict Establishment WA and further information regarding the mental state of his wife Rosanna.
Daughter Mary McMahon was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital three times before her death:
20th January 1888, age 24, Single woman, RC, residence Prospect, no occupation, born Western Australia 8 years in Colony arrived on the Otway
28 March 1889, age 25, Single, RC, residence Russell Street, born WA, 13 years in Colony arrived Ottway (sic)
5 March 1891, 30 years, single, RC, residence South Wark occupation Servant, born WA died 13 March 1891. (Registration said 15th March.