PERSONAL DETAILSJohn ROBERTS
Birth date and place27 Oct 1829 St Catherine’s, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5³/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeIreland.
SpouseAnn GRANNAL/GRENNAL.
ChildrenRichard 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 place29 Dec 1900 Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
Cause of Death: burning accident.
Burial date and place2 Jan 1901 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Unknown grave location.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesAdelaide Advertiser 4 Jan 1901.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2652 Private.
Attestation date and place27 Oct 1846 Dublin, Dublin. (Under-age).
Service/CampaignsIonian Islands 2 years 4 months.
Crimea 8 months.
Musters1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-4693].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place8 Apr 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service8 years 165 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1494/151.
Post Discharge ResidenceDublin.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Dublin (1856). Adelaide (1866).
Pension Amount9d. per diem.
Pension suspended when in Adelaide Gaol for three months 1898/99 (see sidebar).
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 ArticlesSA 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.