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)
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown (later grey).
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 20 Jun 1891 Mt Eliza Depot, Perth, Western Australia (tentative).
Cause of Death: Senile Decay.
Burial date and place June 1891 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (tentative).
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Inquirer & 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/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
Ship Racehorse.
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).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.