PERSONAL DETAILS John BAIN
Birth date and place 27 Aug 1811 Liberton, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Baptism date and place 15 Sep 1811 Liberton Kirk, Scotland.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Mason.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: dark. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1864 Victoria, Australia.
Spouse Mary EASSON (widow of ? Alexander).
Children None.
Death date and place 10 Jun 1881 Rosehill Farm, Metcalfe, Victoria.
Burial date and place June 1881 Taradale Cemetery, Victoria.
Will and Probate Probate granted 14 Sep 1881. Supreme Court of Victoria. To Mary Bain £651.
[Series 22, Record No. 537].
Death Notices and Obituaries The Argus 14 Jun 1881.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Artillery, 8th Battalion & 11th Battalion.
Ambulance Corps (post Army discharge).
Regiment No. and Rank Gunner & Driver (RA).
#42 Private (Ambulance Corps).
Attestation date and place 26 Jan 1831 Edinburgh.
Service/Campaigns Corfu 4 years 10 months.
Spain 11 months.
Malta 6 years 3 months.
Crimea 1 year (approx), returned to England 4 Aug 1855.
Musters 1841 Mauritius, 8th Battalion, 6th Company RA [WO10-1834].
1851 Woolwich, 8th Battalion Detachment RA [WO10-2055].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges (RA).
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal. (Ambulance Corps).
Casualty/Medical Since 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 13 Jul 1852 Woolwich.
Length of Service 21 years 171 days, excluding Ambulance Corps service.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1212/43.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Edinburgh (Jul 1852) . 2nd Edinburgh (Oct 1852). Turkey (1854). 2nd Edinburgh (Jul 1855).
Western Australia (1856). Victoria (1861-Mar 1879).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship William Hammond. 
Departure and Arrival 5 Jan 1856 Plymouth; 29 Mar 1856 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer (Victoria).
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions Florence Nightingale Fund (1857).
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1857.
Inquirer & Commercial News 15 Sep 1858.
The Argus 25 Jun 1881 & 15 Sep 1881.
Departure from WA c. 1861 to Melbourne.