PERSONAL DETAILSJohn VANCE
Birth date and placec. 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-WAHelper to a Smith/Labourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place25 Nov 1850 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
SpouseMargaret FERRIS (widow of James Everall).
Children
Death date and place20 Jan 1891 York Hospital, York, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1891.
Eastern Districts Chronicle 24 Jan 1891.
WA Record 29 Jan 1891.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 4th Battalion, 12th Battalion & Coast Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank#1141 Gunner.
Attestation date and place3 Aug 1841 Lisburn, Antrim.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 6 years 1 month.
Turkey & Crimea 1 year 10 months.
Musters1851 Charlemont, Ireland (8th Co., 4th Battalion) [WO10-2066].
1861 various regions UK (Coast Brigade) [WO10-2820].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
French Military Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Thirteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place19 Aug 1862 Woolwich.
Length of Service21 years 16 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1354/27.
Post Discharge Residence1st East London (1862).
Post Discharge Pension DistrictWoolwich.
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/2d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse. 
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase20 Jul 1885 Cockburn Sound, Willagee Swamp No. 228, 20 acres (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesThe 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 WANot applicable.