|PERSONAL DETAILS||John GREER|
|Birth date and place||c. 1824 Downpatrick, Belfast, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Barracks, St Mary Street, Cardigan, Wales (1851).|
7 Vaughan Buildings, Castle Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: light grey. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||27 Jul 1858 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire (unproven).|
|Children||Mary Jane 1853, Liverpool, Lancashire.|
William 1855, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Elizabeth 1857, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Thomas 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire.
John 1863, Fremantle, Western Australia. Died 10 weeks, 1863.
Sarah 1863, Fremantle, Western Australia. Died 11 weeks, 1863.
Margaret 1865 (d.1865), Adelaide, South Australia.
|Death date and place||2 Nov 1883 Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place||5 Nov 1883 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide. Road 5, West Side, Path 5, Site 24.|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||57th (West Middlesex) Regiment. 1 May 1844 transferred to|
77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1731 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||7 Oct 1843 Liverpool, Lancashire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Mediterranean, Turkey & Crimea 2 years 2 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balakava (?), Inkermann, Sebastopol.|
Turkish Crimea Medal.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Missing in Action. Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.|
A musket ball entered the upper part of the right side of his chest (between the 1st and 2nd ribs) and at about the outer 3rd, and paping inwards and backwards came out beneath the inferior angle of the scapula on the same side. Resulting from this, he has had haemoptysis, and is very short winded on exertion, is also unable to carry a pack, or bear any constriction about the chest, and the power of his right arm is much impaired as regards any great exertion, on the carrying of weight such as that of a firelock. Wounded on Sep 8th /55 at the final assault on Sebastopol.
Unfit for further service.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||15 Jul 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||12 years 283 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1616/193.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Liverpool. Bristol (1858). Liverpool (1858). South Australia (1865-1879).|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem. Refused increase in pension 20 Oct 1857.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||15 Mar 1863 Plymouth; 29 May 1863 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Oct 1864.|
Express & Telegraph 4 Feb 1880.
|Departure from WA||Sea Ripple dep. 9 Oct 1864 Fremantle; arr. 23 Oct 1864 Adelaide.|