PERSONAL DETAILS John HAMILTON
Birth date and place 20 Jan 1836 Caledon, Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
19 Walmsley Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (1861 tentative).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1859 Liverpool, Lancashire (tentative).
Spouse Margaret DOYLE or DOWD (tentative).
Children John A 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (tentative).
Robert 1862 Liverpool, Lancashire, England (tentative).
Death date and place 5 Jan 1869 West London Registration District.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 97th (Earl of Ulster’s) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3064 Private.
Attestation date and place 20 Jul 1853 Belfast, Antrim.
Service/Campaigns Greece 5 months.
Crime 1 year 1 month.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. 22 March 1855. Severe Wound. Final Attack on the Redan 06 September 1855.
Gunshot wound in right fore arm, was hit by a ball on the 8th September 1855 before Sebastopol. Caused by military service and not the result of indulgence in the use of intoxicating liquers or other vices. Unfit for further service.
Additional note: Gunshot wound thro’ right forearm at its upper third apparently grazing the radius. He also has a scar on the radial aspect of this fore arm lower down from a wound he says he received previously. Seems to have good use of the extremity.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 22 Jul 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 185 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1670/34.
Post Discharge Residence Caledon, Armagh.
Post Discharge Pension District Armagh.
Belfast (1861). 1st Liverpool (1861). Bermuda (1862).
South Australia Oct 1864 to Sep 1866.
Victoria from 1 Oct 1866.
2nd North London from 1 Aug 1868.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem. Increased to 10d. per diem 27 Aug 1861 Liverpool.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 28 Oct 1864.
Inquirer & Commercial News 1 Nov 1864.
South Australian Register 7 Nov 1864.
Departure from WA Europa dep. 24 Oct 1864 Fremantle with wife and one child;
Europa arr. 5 Nov 1864 Adelaide, South Australia.