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).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
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).
Spouse Sarah JONES.
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
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
Promotions None.
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.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clyde. 
Departure and Arrival 15 Mar 1863 Plymouth; 29 May 1863 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
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.