PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames McADAM 
Birth date and placec. 1825 Kilkeel, Castlewellan, Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesKensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861, 1871).
TradeStonemason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 11¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and placeUnmarried.
SpouseUnmarried.
ChildrenNone.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2458 Sapper.
Attestation date and place13 Oct 1849 Dumfries, Dumfries.
7 Nov 1861 Rochester, re-engagement for nine years.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 4 years 10 months.
Bermuda 5 years 5 months.
Halifax 3 years 5 months.
MustersWO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851)
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-192 31st Company, Chatham (1861).
WO11-363 34th Company, Chatham (1871).
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place31 Oct 1871 Chatham.
Length of Service22 years 19 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1854-2.
Post Discharge Residence8 Belgrave Street, Belfast, Ireland.
Pension DistrictBelfast (1871). Shankill Road (1882).
Pension Amount13½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson. 
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WAEsmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.