PERSONAL DETAILS John WILCOX
Name variations: Wilcock, Wilcocks
Birth date and place 19 Jun 1836 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Baptism date and place 22 Jul 1838 Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Grenadier Guards Hospital, Westminster, Middlesex (1861).
Wellington Barracks, St James Park, Middlesex (1871).
2 Davis Street, Poplar, London (1881).
Occupations pre & post-WA Currier.
Civil Guard, Chatham Prison (1864).
Dock Constable (1881 to at least 1885).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¾ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1878 Q3 Poplar District, London.
Spouse Elizabeth Sarah Jane HAMPTON.
Children John George Stowe b. 1879, Poplar District; bp. 1881, 3 Pier Street, Cubitt Town, Middlesex.
Frederick William b. 1882, Poplar District; bp. 1882, 3 Pier Street, Cubitt Town, Middlesex.
Helen (Ellen) Alice Elizabeth b. 1884, Poplar District; bp. 1885, 30 Strattondale Street, Cubitt Town, Middlesex.
The street address is the ‘abode’ recorded on St John’s Church, Cubitt Town, baptismal entry.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 3rd Battalion, First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank #6955 Private (first period of engagement).
#2437 Private (second period of engagement).
Attestation date and place c. 1854 (first period of engagement of ten years).
24 Nov 1865 London, Middlesex (second period of engagement).
Service/Campaigns Army in the East (Crimea) from 12 Apr 1855 to 1 Jul 1856 (first period of engagement).
Musters 1861 Dublin; Curragh; Aldershot; Tower of London; Windsor [WO12-1641].
Promotions Private to Corporal (date unknown in first period of engagement).
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 9 Jan 1877 London.
Length of Service 21 years 47 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1870/144.
Post Discharge Residence Edgeware Road, London W.
Post Discharge Pension District London ?
Pension Amount 13d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Assistant Warder Sep 1864 to 16 Nov 1864 (see sidebar).
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA After November 1864 left for England; date and vessel unknown.