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|PERSONAL DETAILS||John Philip LITTON|
|Birth date and Place||c. 1832 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England.|
|Baptism date and Place|
|Census Residences||Long Alley Rumballs Buildings, St Leonards, Shoreditch, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex (1841).
Extra Parochial Place of Chester Castle, Great Boughton, Cheshire (1851).
High Road, Westminster, Middlesex (1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and Place||7 Dec 1867 St John’s Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Children||John Philip b. 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William Alfred b. 1872, Perth, Western Australia.
Marion b. 1873, Perth, Western Australia.
Isabella b. 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Harriet b. 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Ernest b. 1881, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lydia b. 1885, Perth, Western Australia.
|Death date and Place||31 Jan 1897, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and Place||Feb 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Will: 31 Jul 1894. Probate: 05 Sep 1898, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
|Death Notices & Obituaries|
|Regiment||38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2997 Sergeant.|
|Attestation date and Place||23 May 1850 Westminster.|
|Service/Campaigns||Turkey 4 months.
Crimea 5 months.
India 2 years 5 months.
|Musters||1851 Depot 38th Regiment, Chester Castle [WO12-5215].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 1 Aug 1855.
Corporal to Sergeant 3 Mar 1857.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges:||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Wounded severely on the 21st Oct 1854 in the trenches at Sebastopol.
Source: Account Book [Battye Library 2676A].
|Regimental Courts Martial:||Once tried by court martial. Sentence remitted.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and Place||15 Dec 1860 Rae Bareilly Cantonment.|
|Length of Service||10 years 207 days|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1510/130.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Woolwich.|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem conditional for 2 years from 26 Feb 1861.
10d. per diem 16 Feb 1864 (permanent).
Increased to 1/5½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Lloyds Patriotic Fund
|ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
|Land Grant/Purchase||3 Aug 1885, Cockburn Sound Loc. P9, Koogee, 20 acres (grant).|