PERSONAL DETAILS John ROBERTS
Birth date and place 27 Oct 1829 St Catherine’s, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5³/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place Ireland.
Spouse Ann GRANNAL/GRENNAL.
Children Richard b. Ireland.
Catherine b. Ireland.
Patrick b. 1866, Perth, Western Australia. Died 1870 Adelaide, South Australia.
Ann b. 1868 (d.1870), Adelaide, South Australia.
Sarah Ann b. 1870, Adelaide, South Australia.
Maria Jane b. 1872, Adelaide, South Australia.
Adelaide Selina b. 1874, Adelaide, South Australia.
Death date and place 29 Dec 1900 Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cause of Death: burning accident.
Burial date and place 2 Jan 1901 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Unknown grave location.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Adelaide Advertiser 4 Jan 1901.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2652 Private.
Attestation date and place 27 Oct 1846 Dublin, Dublin. (Under-age).
Service/Campaigns Ionian Islands 2 years 4 months.
Crimea 8 months.
Musters 1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-4693].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 7 September 1855.
Disabled for service by partial stiffness of left shoulder joint, with drooping, the result of a severe contusion from a fragment of shell received on 7 Sep [1855].
Unfit for service [18 Mar 1856 Chatham].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 8 Apr 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 8 years 165 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1494/151.
Post Discharge Residence Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Dublin (1856). Adelaide (1866).
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Pension suspended when in Adelaide Gaol for three months 1898/99 (see sidebar).
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 SA Register 3  Sep 1866 (arrival South Australia).
SA Advertiser 7 Jun 1886 (work wanted).
SA Advertiser 8 Nov 1898 (lacerny).
Ship
Departure from WA
Emily Smith.
Dep. 13 Aug 1866 via King George Sound; Arr. 2 Sep 1866 Adelaide.