For further details about John Stokes, see Wicklow, Crimea and the Last Frontier by Peter Conole
|PERSONAL DETAILS||John STOKES|
|Birth date and place||22 Apr 1835 Baldoyle, Dublin, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences – England & Wales||None.|
|Occupations pre-WA||Sailor. Labourer.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6³/8 ins.Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||9 Jun 1856 Howth, Dublin. Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin.|
|Children||Henry b. 1858, Dublin, Ireland.|
James b. 1862, Dublin, Ireland.
William b. 1865, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary b, 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph b. 1873, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Rose Ann b. 1878, Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||13 Mar 1900, Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||14 Mar 1900, Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.|
RC Section MON C, 0047.
|Will and Probate||Will: 30 Apr 1897. Probate: 24 May 1900 Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
Assets valued £868 7s. 6d.
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 13 Mar 1900.|
West Australian 17 Mar 1900.
Western Mail 24 Mar 1900.
|Regiment(s)||63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2896 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||22 Oct 1852 Liverpool, Lancashire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Expeditionary Army in the East (Crimea) 9 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Wounded. Second Battle of Inkermann. 05 November 1854.|
Disabled from gunshot wound of right side of chest, followed by haemoptysis, stiffness of arm from abscesses, ball lodged. Received at Inkermann. Unfit for further service.
[Note: the ball was removed in Fremantle, Western Australia by Dr. William Percy Birmingham many years later).
|Regimental Courts Martial||None|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||3 Jul 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||2 years 73 days (not reckoning under-age period).|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1582/150.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Dublin.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Dublin.|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem. Increased to 1/6d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force until 1880.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||4 Dec 1867 Lot S40 Fremantle 5 acres £1/acre (purchase).|
24 Sep 1885 Lot S41 Fremantle 5 acres (grant).
24 May 1900 Fremantle Town Lot 744 (referenced in Probate – may have been the same land as above).
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|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|