PERSONAL DETAILSJohn TURNER
Birth date and placec. 1818 Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Baptism date and place12 Dec 1819 Abbey Parish, St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Musters below (1841, 1851)
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown (later grey).
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place20 Jun 1891 Mt Eliza Depot, Perth, Western Australia (tentative).
Cause of Death: Senile Decay.
Burial date and placeJune 1891 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (tentative).
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & Commercial News 15 Jul 1891.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)70th (Surrey) Regiment.  1 Jun 1848 transferred to
71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1101 (70th). #2099 (71st) Private.
Attestation date and place
Anomaly
26 Jan 1837 Watford, Hertfordshire (page 2 Attestation and Discharge documents).
19 Nov 1837 Watford, Hertfordshire (page 1 Discharge documents).
Service/CampaignsWest Indies 2 years 5 months.
Canada 2 years 6 months.
West Indies 3 years 2 months.
Corfu 1 year 10 months.
Crimea 1 year 4 months.
Malta 1 month.
Musters1841 West Indies & La Prairie, Canada [WO12-7812].
1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-7890].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 11 May 1846.
Corporal to Sergeant 3 Sep 1847.
Sergeant to Private 4 Feb 1848.
Private to Corporal 4 Feb 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 20 Apr 1858.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalHas suffered with Chronic Rheumatism for the past 12 months.
Unfit for the service [Chatham August 11th 1858].
Regimental Courts Martial71st Foot: Tried & Reduced from Sergeant to Private on 4 Feb 1848 – offence unknown.
District Court Martial70th Foot: In confinement & tried 14 Oct to 16 Nov 1841 for unsoldier-like conduct when on the Regimental Guard at La Prairie, Canada.
1st In quitting the Guard Road under a false plea of a call of nature, and about the time set forth, going into the Cook House and there and then having taken of his accoutrements, the same being contrary to orders and subversive of Military Discipline.
2nd For that he in company with Private Thomas Anderson 70th Regiment about the time specified in the first [no further record].
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place7 Sep 1858 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 191 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1602/205.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Belfast (1858).
Pension Amount1/5½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse.
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase6 Dec 1865 Fremantle Lots 670, 671, 674, £6 per lot (purchase).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.