Stokes, John

For further details about John Stokes, see Wicklow, Crimea and the Last Frontier by Peter Conole

Birth date and place22 Apr 1835 Baldoyle, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences – England & WalesNone.
Occupations pre-WASailor. Labourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6³/8 ins.Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place9 Jun 1856 Howth, Dublin. Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Dublin.
SpouseElizabeth PYNAN.
ChildrenHenry 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 place13 Mar 1900, Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place14 Mar 1900, Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.
RC Section MON C, 0047.
Will and ProbateWill: 30 Apr 1897. Probate: 24 May 1900 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Assets valued £868 7s. 6d.
[Cons 3403-1900-076].
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily 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 place22 Oct 1852 Liverpool, Lancashire.
Service/CampaignsExpeditionary Army in the East (Crimea) 9 months.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 73 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1582/150.
Post Discharge ResidenceDublin.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Dublin.
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/6d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force until 1880.
Land Grant/Purchase4 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).
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.