PERSONAL DETAILS John TRAVERS
Birth date and place c, 1827 West Kirk, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Royal Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, London (1881, 1891).
Occupations pre-WA Shoemaker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown & grey.
Marriage date and place Unknown. Widower by 1881.
Spouse Unknown.
Children
Death date and place 26 Mar 1892 Royal Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, London.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Artillery.
4th Brigade at discharge in 1866.
Regiment No. and Rank #1068 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place 6 Aug 1845 Leith, Midlothian.
Service/Campaigns Canada 2 years 10 months.
Turkey 2 years.
Canada 11 years 7 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried by four Courts martial by one of which he was found “Not Guilty”.
Absent & Imprisoned 7 Dec to 11 Dec 1854.
Tried & Imprisoned 16 Dec 1855 to 14 Feb 1856.
Awaiting Trial 4 May to 8 May 1866.
Tried & Imprisoned 9 May to 22 May 1866.
Six times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Nov 1866 Sheerness.
Length of Service 21 years 29 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1353/114.
Post Discharge Residence 55 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Post Discharge Pension District Edinburgh (1866). WA (1867). Calcutta (1871). Dundee (1872). Glasgow (1874). Edinburgh (1875).
1 Jan 1881 admitted to Royal Chelsea Hospital as In-patient [WO23-173-103].
Pension Amount 11d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood. 
Departure and Arrival 13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA c. 1871 left for Calcutta.