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SLAVEN / SLAVIN – James 25th and 34th Regiment

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SLAVEN James d 1916 62 Regiment Merchantman 1863 via Ancestry
25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers Logo
34th Regiment Cumberland Colours
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
James Slavin Article Geraldton Paper 1916
Map of Greenough Land Grants for Pensioner Guards
Name SLAVEN / SLAVIN – James
Regiment (s)25th and 34th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / 3731
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th January 1853 / 17 years / Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / Severely wounded in right hand by shell in storming of Redan 8 September 1855
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 1 year 3 months
Length of Service2 years 183 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Intended Residence at
Dromore Tyrone Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Omagh
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1916 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1874 Increased to 1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1836 Dromore Tyrone 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
CARROLL Catherine
c1836 Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage25th November 1856 Kilskeery, Tyrone Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Bap 8 November 1857 Kilskeery Parish, Dromore, Tyrone
M SHEPPARD William 24th December 1873 Greenough Western Australia son of EPG Henry Sheppard
M WALSH John date not yet known
D 13th January 1935 Kanowna Western Australia
bur Kalgoorlie Cemetery Western Australia
John B July 1861 Dromore Tyrone Ireland
D 25th October 1862 at sea off the Downs
bur Body sent ashore for burial
JamesBap 8th May 1859 Kilskeery Tyrone Ireland (Slevin)
M CULLOTON Julia 1886 Greenough Western Australia
D 9th October 1939 Murchison Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Mt. Magnet Cemetery Western Australia
Rose Ann B 1864 Geraldton Western Australia
M McGUINESS James Not yet known
D 3rd January 1932 Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Roman Cath Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton  Western Australia
John B 1869 Greenough Western Australia
M McGUINESS Agnes 1894 Greenough Western Australia
D 7th May 1950 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
William B 1872 Greenough Flats Western Australia
D 16th August 1919 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton 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
Greenough Lot G29 and G30 Gregory Road
acreage both 10 acres
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express (Geraldton WA) Saturday 8th February 1890 page 6 Theft of one pound from Catherine Slavin.
Geraldton Advertiser Friday 5th May 1905 page 2 Death of Catherine
Geraldton Guardian 1st July 1915 – page 3 Veteran and his Grandson
Geraldton Guardian 23rd December 1916 – page 2 Obituary James
Geraldton Guardian 30th December 1916 – page 2 Obituary James
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st December 1916 Naraling Western Australia
Eastern Road Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st May 1905 Greenough Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated James Slavin’s conduct as Indifferent as he had his liquor stopped twice and spent two days in a cell for disobedience and using bad language. Mrs Slavin was rated Good except for one occasion.

James and Catherine were accompanied by their children Mary, James and John who died at sea 25th October 1862 age 15 months.