PERSONAL DETAILSJohn BURNS (John Michael Burns)
Birth date and placec. 1828 St Pancras, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences20 York Court, Marylebone, Middlesex (1841).
32 Frances Street, Lambeth, London (1871).
9 Williams Cottages, St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Middlesex (1881).
Occupations pre-WAMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: cut on right arm.
Marriage date and place1st:  3 Dec 1855 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
2nd: 27 Oct 1873 Christ Church, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Spouse1st:  Jane JOWNING.
2nd:  Ann PARKINSON.
Children of 1st MarriageEllen 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 place1888 Q4 Pancras District, Middlesex.
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 place29 Aug 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 6 years 3 months.
Crimea and Turkey 1 year.
Western Australia 5 years 1 month.
MustersWO-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (without gratuity).
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
19 entries in Defaulters Book, of which three are regimental offences.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place17 Dec 1867 Cork, Ireland.
Length of Service21 years 20 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1359/173.
Post Discharge Residence11 Henry Place, Portland Towers, St John’s Wood, London.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd N. London (1867). Woolwich (1870). 2nd N. London (1874).
Pension Amount12d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationInstructing Warder.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesNone.
Departure from WALincelles  Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.