Thank you both for your interest in my post and your suggestions. "Talking" through these searches really helps me out. We all know so much and so much of that is different. I do appreciate all of your comments.
As for the funeral - it was in Chatham, Ont. Canada. The 24th Reg. at the funeral was not part of the regiment that partook in the Crimean War. My thought at the moment is that they were the veteran association in town and as such was willing to honor all/most veterans. I have written the current veterans association in Chatham to see if they have any records of James, but have not heard back from them yet.
My belief is that my James Fox (b. April 1837, Ireland)was not a career military man. I was so excited to find that he had served in the Crimean War because during this war there were UK men stationed in/near Gibraltar. This helped close the question of how did he met his wife, Jane Morane (b. December 1836, Gibraltar/Spain), who was from Gibraltar (sometimes listed as Spain) according to papers I have found.
I have found reference to their first child as being born in 1861 in England and it appears they immigrated to Canada in 1871. I am assuming that he was not a career military but I could be wrong. If he joined a few years prior to the Crimean War and left when they left for Canada, he could have been in the military for 20 years. I don't know enough about the UK military to really figure this out.
Again, thanks for all of your comments, suggestions, etc... I have learned that while this is a personal journey for me, I definitely need the help of others (many others) along the way.