PERSONAL DETAILSJohn TRAVERS
Birth date and placec, 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-WAShoemaker.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown & grey.
Marriage date and placeUnknown. Widower by 1881.
SpouseUnknown.
Children
Death date and place26 Mar 1892 Royal Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, London.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
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 place6 Aug 1845 Leith, Midlothian.
Service/CampaignsCanada 2 years 10 months.
Turkey 2 years.
Canada 11 years 7 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialTried 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place27 Nov 1866 Sheerness.
Length of Service21 years 29 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1353/114.
Post Discharge Residence55 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictEdinburgh (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 Amount11d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNorwood. 
Departure and Arrival13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WAc. 1871 left for Calcutta.