PERSONAL DETAILSJohn HAMILTON
Birth date and place20 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-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1859 Liverpool, Lancashire (tentative).
SpouseMargaret DOYLE or DOWD (tentative).
ChildrenJohn A 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England (tentative).
Robert 1862 Liverpool, Lancashire, England (tentative).
Death date and place5 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 place20 Jul 1853 Belfast, Antrim.
Service/CampaignsGreece 5 months.
Crime 1 year 1 month.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place22 Jul 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 185 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1670/34.
Post Discharge ResidenceCaledon, Armagh.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictArmagh.
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 Amount8d. per diem. Increased to 10d. per diem 27 Aug 1861 Liverpool.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 28 Oct 1864.
Inquirer & Commercial News 1 Nov 1864.
South Australian Register 7 Nov 1864.
Departure from WAEuropa dep. 24 Oct 1864 Fremantle with wife and one child;
Europa arr. 5 Nov 1864 Adelaide, South Australia.