PERSONAL DETAILSJohn CHAMBERS
Birth date and place29 May 1822 Reasby [Revesby], Lincolnshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WABarber.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place10 Sep 1864 Newry, Ireland.
SpouseSarah ( Ann ) HADDEN (tentative).
Children
Death date and place4 Feb 1888 Mt. Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Diarrhoea and old age.
1884 Recommended for admission to Mt. Eliza Poor House [Cons 527-1884-0105].
Burial date and place6 Feb 1888 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 6 Feb 1888.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)7th (Princess Royal’s) Dragoon Guards. 1 Jul 1855 transferred to
6th (Carabineers/Carabiniers) Dragoon Guards. 1 Feb 1860 transferred to
7th (Princess Royal’s) Dragoon Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank#623 Private (7th DG, 1839).
#1411 Private (6th DG, 1855).
#736 Private (7th DG,1860).
Attestation date and place#623 29 Aug 1839 Westminster, Middlesex.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 5 years 2 months.
East Indies 6 years 5 months.
Crimea & Turkey 10 months.
Musters1841 Nottingham & Ipswich [WO12-423].
1851 Newbridge, Ireland [WO12-428].
1861 on board ship from Meerut, East Indies [WO12-382].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSouth Africa Medal 1834-1853 (Kaffir Wars).
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal (Meerut Campaign).
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialImprisoned by Commanding Officer 20 Jul 1847 to 21 Jul 1847.
In confinement 5 Apr 1850 to 9 Apr 1850. Tried & Imprisoned 10 Apr 1850 to 2 Jul 1850.
In confinement 9 Mar 1853 to 13 Mar 1853. Tried & Imprisoned 14 Mar 1843 to 4 Jun 1853.
In confinement 28 Jun 1853 to 10 Jul 1853. Tried and Imprisoned 11 Jul 1853 to 1 Oct 1853.
Thirteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialIn confinement, 20 Jan 1856 to 23 Jan 1856. Tried & Sentenced to 50 lashes and stoppages on
24 Jan 1856, Scutari – Drunk on Duty [WO86-008-21].
In confinement, 5 Feb 1856 to 9 Feb 1856. Tried & Sentenced to 50 lashes and stoppages on
9 Feb 1856, Scutari – Asleep on Sentry  [WO86-008-33].
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place25 Mar 1865 Canterbury.
Length of Service24 years 23 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1279/154.
Post Discharge ResidenceSnitterby, Nr. Kirton in Lindsey.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNottingham (1865). Sheffield (1866).
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipHougoumont.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Pinjarrah Mounted Volunteers 17 Sep 1868 to May 1870 (invalided).
Land Grant/Purchase20 Aug 1885 Application for land grant. 25 Aug 1885 Application for land grant denied.
[Cons 527-1885-3363].
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