PERSONAL DETAILS John BURNS (John M Burns)
Birth date and place c. 1828 St Pancras, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 20 York Court, Marylebone, Middlesex (1841).
32 Frances Street, Lambeth, London (1871).
9 Williams Cottages, St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Middlesex (1881).
Occupations pre-WA Mason.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: cut on right arm.
Marriage date and place 1st:  3 Dec 1855 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
2nd: 27 Oct 1873 Christ Church, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Spouse 1st:  Jane JOWNING.
2nd:  Ann PARKINSON.
Children of 1st Marriage Ellen b. 1856 Woolwich, Kent.
Ann b. 1859 Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1862 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry b. 1867,  Curragh Camp, Ireland.
William b. 1869, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Mary Ann b. 1870, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Death date and place 1888 Q4 Pancras District (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Sappers & Miners).
Regiment No. and Rank #1413 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 29 Aug 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 6 years 3 months.
Crimea and Turkey 1 year.
Western Australia 5 years 1 month.
Musters WO-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (without gratuity).
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
19 entries in Defaulters Book, of which three are regimental offences.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 17 Dec 1867 Cork, Ireland.
Length of Service 21 years 20 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1359/173.
Post Discharge Residence 11 Henry Place, Portland Towers, St John’s Wood, London.
Post Discharge Pension District
Pension Amount 12d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival 23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Instructing Warder.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles None.
Departure from WA Lincelles  Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.