PERSONAL DETAILSJohn BAIN
Birth date and place27 Aug 1811 Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Baptism date and place15 Sep 1811 Liberton Kirk, Scotland.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WAMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: dark. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place1864 Victoria, Australia.
SpouseMary EASSON (widow of ? Alexander).
ChildrenNone.
Death date and place10 Jun 1881 Rosehill Farm, Metcalfe, Victoria.
Burial date and placeJune 1881 Taradale Cemetery, Victoria.
Will and ProbateProbate granted 14 Sep 1881. Supreme Court of Victoria. To Mary Bain £651.
[Series 22, Record No. 537].
Death Notices and ObituariesThe Argus 14 Jun 1881.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 8th Battalion & 11th Battalion.
Ambulance Corps (post Army discharge).
Regiment No. and RankGunner & Driver (RA).
#42 Private (Ambulance Corps).
Attestation date and place26 Jan 1831 Edinburgh.
Service/CampaignsCorfu 4 years 10 months.
Spain 11 months.
Malta 6 years 3 months.
Crimea 1 year (approx), returned to England 4 Aug 1855.
Musters1841 Mauritius, 8th Battalion, 6th Company RA [WO10-1834].
1851 Woolwich, 8th Battalion Detachment RA [WO10-2055].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges (RA).
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal. (Ambulance Corps).
Casualty/MedicalSince his return from Malta, about 18 months ago, he has suffered from repeated attacks of rheumatic pains in all the larger joints, which at times are so severe as to render him unable to perform his duty efficiently.  He has also been troubled with cough and shortness of breath for the last four months.  Disability caused by his military service.  Unfit for service; likely to be disqualified for military duty, but that he is able to contribute something towards his livelihood (22 June 1852).
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place13 Jul 1852 Woolwich.
Length of Service21 years 171 days, excluding Ambulance Corps service.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1212/43.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Edinburgh (Jul 1852) . 2nd Edinburgh (Oct 1852). Turkey (1854). 2nd Edinburgh (Jul 1855).
Western Australia (1856). Victoria (1861-Mar 1879).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipWilliam Hammond. 
Departure and Arrival5 Jan 1856 Plymouth; 29 Mar 1856 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer (Victoria).
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsFlorence Nightingale Fund (1857).
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1857.
Inquirer & Commercial News 15 Sep 1858.
The Argus 25 Jun 1881 & 15 Sep 1881.
Departure from WAc. 1861 to Melbourne.