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.
Spouse Elizabeth PYNAN.
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.
[Cons 3403-1900-076].
Death Notices and Obituaries Daily News 13 Mar 1900.
West Australian 17 Mar 1900.
Western Mail 24 Mar 1900.
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
Promotions None.
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.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Racehorse. 
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).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.