|PERSONAL DETAILS||John TURNER|
|Birth date and place||c. 1818 Abbey, St Albans, Hertfordshire.|
|Baptism date and place||12 Dec 1819 Abbey Parish, St Albans, Hertfordshire.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|See Musters below (1841, 1851)|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown (later grey).|
|Marriage date and place||7 Apr 1852 Saul Parish, Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland.|
|Spouse||Mary Ann TORNEY (widow of Daniel Sedgwick) d. July 1868.|
|Children||Esther Alice Sedgwick (step-daughter), b. 1848 Shieffield, bp. 1849 Brightside, Yorkshire West Riding.|
|Death date and place||20 Jun 1891 Mt Eliza Depot, Perth, Western Australia – not verified.|
Cause of Death: Senile Decay.
|Burial date and place||June 1891 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia – not verified.|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Inquirer & Commercial News 15 Jul 1891.|
|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|
|26 Jan 1837 Watford, Hertfordshire (page 2 Attestation and Discharge documents).|
19 Nov 1837 Watford, Hertfordshire (page 1 Discharge documents).
|Service/Campaigns||West 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.
|Musters||1841 West Indies & La Prairie, Canada [WO12-7812].|
1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-7890].
|Promotions||Private 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 Badges||Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Has suffered with Chronic Rheumatism for the past 12 months.|
Unfit for the service [Chatham August 11th 1858].
|Regimental Courts Martial||71st Foot: Tried & Reduced from Sergeant to Private on 4 Feb 1848 – offence unknown.|
|District Court Martial||70th 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 Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||7 Sep 1858 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||21 years 191 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1602/205.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Belfast (1858).|
|Pension Amount||1/5½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||6 Dec 1865 Fremantle Lots 670, 671, 674, £6 per lot (purchase).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|