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QUINN – James 4th and 55th Regiment

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4th Regiment
55th Westmorland Regiment of Foot
China Medal 1842
Left Western Australia via Sea Ripple – by Chris Shardlow from Maritime Heritage Association Newsletter
Sea Ripple – by Chris Shardlow from Maritime Heritage Association Newsletter Pg 8
NameQUINN – James
Regiment (s)4th and 55th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 951 / 1353
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th May 1831 / 17 years 6 months / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 4 years 11 months
East Indies – 3 years 9 months
China – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 17 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 22nd November 1852 / Tralee Ireland
Campaign MedalsChina War Silver Medal
Intended Residence at
Wexham Denbighshire North Wales
Pension Districts1853 Chester
1853 Liverpool
1854 2nd Dublin
1855 2nd Dublin
1856 1st Portsmouth
1857 1st East London
1858 2nd Dublin
1859 1st Glasgow
1863 1st North London
1864 South London
1865 East London
1865 Tilbury
1865-1866 Western Australia
1866 South Australia
1870 Victoria
1873 South Australia
1874 Victoria
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Nenagh Tipperary 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 yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
6th December 1866 per “Sea Ripple” to South Australia with daughter Mary and family of two
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames Quinn was present at the capture of Amoy August 1841, Chusan and Chinai (1st Opium War)
British Army Worldwide index
1841 Service no 1354 Sergeant 55th Foot Location Fort William en-route to China
1851 Service Nos 55th foot 1353 4th Foot 954 Location Cork, Buttevant, Ireland, Gibraltar
Discharged due to appointment to serve on the permanent staff of the Royal Denbighshire Militia
Daughter joined the Racehorse at Portland 18th May 1865
5th December 1866 struck off Pension list for drunkenness. 1872 Pension suspended again for eighteen months for insubordination to Colonial Secretary Adelaide.
4 February 1873 half pension paid for support of child.
Between 1866 and 1880 name listed in various Australian Colonies Pension lists. Paid Adelaide January 1868-April 1870