|PERSONAL DETAILS||John VANCE|
|Birth date and place||c. 1823 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|No. 2 Battery, Sandhills, Worth, Eastry, Kent, England (1861).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
|Occupations pre-WA||Helper to a Smith/Labourer.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.|
|Marriage date and place||25 Nov 1850 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.|
|Spouse||Margaret FERRIS (widow of James Everall).|
|Death date and place||20 Jan 1891 York Hospital, York, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Inquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1891.
Eastern Districts Chronicle 24 Jan 1891.
WA Record 29 Jan 1891.
|Regiment(s)||Royal Artillery, 4th Battalion, 12th Battalion & Coast Brigade.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1141 Gunner.|
|Attestation date and place||3 Aug 1841 Lisburn, Antrim.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 6 years 1 month.
Turkey & Crimea 1 year 10 months.
|Musters||1851 Charlemont, Ireland (8th Co., 4th Battalion) [WO10-2066].
1861 various regions UK (Coast Brigade) [WO10-2820].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
French Military Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.
Thirteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||19 Aug 1862 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||21 years 16 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1354/27.|
|Post Discharge Residence||1st East London (1862).|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Woolwich.|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem. Increased to 1/2d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
|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||20 Jul 1885 Cockburn Sound, Willagee Swamp No. 228, 20 acres (grant).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||The Herald 18 Jan 1868 – theft.
Inquirer & Commercial News 22 Jan 1868 – illegal fishing.
Eastern Districts Chronicle 3 Feb 1882 – theft.
Eastern Districts Chronicle 13 Jun 1885, 3 Apr 1886, 20 Oct 1888 – drunkenness.
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|