PERSONAL DETAILS John CHAMBERS
Birth date and place 29 May 1822 Reasby [sic] [Revesby], Lincolnshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Barber.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Sarah Ann ?
Children
Death date and place 4 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 place 6 Feb 1888 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Daily 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 (1839). #1411 Private (1855). #736 Private (1860).
Attestation date and place #623 29 Aug 1839 Westminster, Middlesex.
Service/Campaigns Cape of Good Hope 5 years 2 months.
East Indies 6 years 5 months.
Crimea & Turkey 10 months.
Musters 1841 Nottingham & Ipswich [WO12-423].
1861 on board ship from Meerut, East Indies [WO12-382].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges South Africa Medal 1834-1853 (Kaffir Wars).
Crimean War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal (Meerut Campaign).
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Imprisoned 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.
In confinement, Tried & Sentenced to 50 lashes. 20 Jan 1856 to 23 Jan 1856.
In confinement, Tried & Sentenced to 50 lashes. 5 Feb 1856 to 9 Feb 1856.
Thirteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 25 Mar 1865 Canterbury.
Length of Service 24 years 23 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1279/154.
Post Discharge Residence Snitterby, Nr. Kirton in Lindsey.
Post Discharge Pension District Nottingham (1865). Sheffield (1866).
Pension Amount 10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Pinjarrah Mounted Volunteers 17 Sep 1868 to May 1870 (invalided).
Land Grant/Purchase 20 Aug 1885 Application for land grant. 25 Aug 1885 Application for land grant denied.
[Cons 527-1885-3363].
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Departure from WA Not applicable.