James on discharge from the army being
found unfit for further duty in Melbourne . He had served
21 years 302 days of which 13 112/365 years service abroad
He was awarded 5 Good Conduct Badges and a Good Conduct Medal. Other medals presented Turkish Crimes, British Crimea (2 Bars), Battle of Alma, Maori War & King's Empire Veteran. The medals were presented in the 1920's to the Auckland Museum by his son Robert, which have since disappeared, also presented was his uniform, which is held in storage due to it's delicate condition.
In his discharge papers he is described as being 5' 10" tall, sallow complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair and had the trade of a servant. Discharge date 31/7/1868 from 2/18th Regiment having transferred from the 2/14th, Regimental Number 1118.
He returned to N.Z. and made a claim for a land grant for 60 acres. He lived in Pakuranga, believed to be in the Half moon Bay area of Pakuranga, East Auckland.
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