|PERSONAL DETAILS||John WADE|
|Birth date and place||c. 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-WA||Blacksmith.|
Foreman of Works (1881).
Manager of Printing Works (1891).
|Physical Description||Height: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1856 Q4 Thame District, Oxfordshire.|
|Children||Unnamed 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|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2537 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||22 Jun 1850 Edinburgh, Midlothian.|
22 Nov 1862 Chatham for 9 years 68 days.
|Service/Campaigns||Turkey & 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.
|Musters||1851 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].
|Promotions||Sapper 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 Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Deserted 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 Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||23 Jan 1872 Camden Fort, Cork Harbour.|
|Length of Service||21 years 5 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1857/129.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Bradmore Terrace, Dartmouth Road, Hammersmith, London.|
|Post Discharge Pension District|
|Pension Amount||24d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||27 Sep 1861 Melbourne; 4 Oct 1861 Albany.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 16 Oct 1861.|
|Departure from WA||Lincelles|
Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.