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PERSONAL DETAILSJohn Philip LITTON
Birth date and Placec. 1832 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and Place
Census ResidencesLong 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).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Servant.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place7 Dec 1867 St John’s Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.
SpouseIsabel COULSON.
ChildrenJohn 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 Place31 Jan 1897, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and PlaceFeb 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 31 Jul 1894. Probate: 05 Sep 1898, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1898-102].
Death Notices & Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2997 Sergeant.
Attestation date and Place23 May 1850 Westminster.
Service/CampaignsTurkey 4 months.
Crimea 5 months.
India 2 years 5 months.
Musters1851 Depot 38th Regiment, Chester Castle [WO12-5215].
PromotionsPrivate 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/MedicalWounded 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place15 Dec 1860 Rae Bareilly Cantonment.
Length of Service10 years 207 days
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1510/130.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictWoolwich.
Pension Amount8d. 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
ShipBelgravia.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Magazine Warder.
Land Grant/Purchase3 Aug 1885, Cockburn Sound Loc. P9, Koogee, 20 acres (grant).