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James Carson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Carson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    New Zealand Wars 1701 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 August 1823 Family Cenotaph form LisburnAntrim Family Cenotaph form
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    1842 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Crimea Medal AWMM
    Clasps for Inkerman, Balaklava and Sebastopol AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Crimean War 24 January 1844 Family Cenotaph form - Archives NZ Treasury Rec. T 9/2
    Age 20 AWMM
    Weaver/Civilian Family Cenotaph form - Archives NZ Treasury Rec. T 9/2
    EnglandUnited Kingdom Family Cenotaph form - Archives NZ Treasury Rec. T 9/2
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • 1844 AWMMHeight, Crimean War AWMM
      Height: 5 foot 7.75 inches AWMM
    • 1844 AWMMHair colour, Crimean War AWMM
      Hair: Dark brown AWMM
    • 1844 AWMMEye colour, Crimean War AWMM
      Eyes: Hazel AWMM
    • 1844 AWMMComplexion, Crimean War AWMM
      Complexion: Sallow AWMM
    • 1890 AWMMDied of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Fell in the street breaking his thigh, he died in Wellington hospital AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Mary nee Cairns, married 5 June 1842. Father of Ann born 1843; James Henry Carson.

    Chelsea Pensioner, Crimean War service of 1 year 8 months (TNA Out Pensioners Chelse Hospital WO 22/68). Served in New Zealand with the Wellington Veteran Volunteers for 4.5 years.

    James is remembered together with his wife Mary, who served as a nurse with Florence Nightingale at Crimea, on the grave of his son, James Henry Carson, at Terrace End Cemetery in Palmerston North. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 July 1890 Death notice, BDM, deaths
    Age 68 AWMM
    WellingtonNew Zealand Death notice
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bolton Street Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Evening Post, Volume XL, Issue 2, 2 July 1890, Page 2 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Family grave memorial, Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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