PERSONAL DETAILSJohn WADE
Birth date and placec. 1831 Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Works, Wrights Dye, Eccles, Salford, Lancashire (1841 tentative).
Royal Sappers & Miners Barracks, Brompton, Kent (1851).
2 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London (1881).
1 Globe Villas, Somers Road, Walthamstow, Essex (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1861, 1871).
Occupations pre- & post-WABlacksmith.
Foreman of Works (1881).
Manager of Printing Works (1891).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1856 Q4 Thame District, Oxfordshire.
SpouseMercy FRANKLIN.
ChildrenUnnamed child b. 1857 to 1861.
Malcolm Lincelles b. 1862 at sea en route from Western Australia to England.
Births of other children possible.
Note: over 1200 indistinguishable birth records for the surname WADE in Corfu, Gibraltar, Malta and UK.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Regiment No. and Rank#2537 Sapper.
Attestation date and place22 Jun 1850 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
22 Nov 1862 Chatham for 9 years 68 days.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 2 years 94 days.
India 2 years 212 days.
Melbourne 2 years 115 days.
Corfu 1 year 144 days.
Gibraltar 1 years 335 days.
Malta 3 years 278 days.
Note: service in Western Australia not stated.
Musters1851 Detachment, Chatham [WO11-126].
1861 Dover and Melbourne, 4th Company [WO11-190].
1861 & 1862 Western Australia [WO11-199 to WO11-207].
1871 Cork Harbour, 27th Company [WO11-361].
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 9 Jan 1856.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 15 Aug 1857.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1861.
Sergeant to Colour Sergeant 1 Aug 1869.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialDeserted 15 Mar 1852. Rejoined 22 Jun 1852. Trial & Imprisoned 23 Jun to 21 Oct 1852.
Former service forfeited toward GC Pay and Pension by convictions of desertion.
Service restored by WO letter dated 22 Jun 1860.
Six times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place23 Jan 1872 Camden Fort, Cork Harbour.
Length of Service21 years 5 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1857/129.
Post Discharge ResidenceBradmore Terrace, Dartmouth Road, Hammersmith, London.
Post Discharge Pension District
Pension Amount24d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipSalsette.
Departure and Arrival27 Sep 1861 Melbourne; 4 Oct 1861 Albany.
Status/OccupationInstructing Warder.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 16 Oct 1861.
Departure from WALincelles
Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.