PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn AITCHISON 
Birth date and place c. 1821 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences32 Brewer Street, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
See Muster below (1841, 1851).
TradePainter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: tanned. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and place4 Mar 1851 St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent.
SpouseJane Elizabeth MASON.
Died 30 Aug 1900, Perth. Buried 31 Aug 1900, East Perth Cemetery.
ChildrenJames George b. 1852, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Charles b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and placeSee left sidebar.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#322 Sapper.
Attestation date and place9 May 1841 [WO11-94].
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 6 years 4 months.
Australia 10 years 4 months.
MustersWO11-94 Detachment, Woolwich. Joined from Glasgow 21 Jun 1841 (1841).
WO11-123 2nd Company Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges None.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 Dec 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service 20 years 3 months.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
Pension DistrictNot applicable.
PensionDeferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity (see left sidebar).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.2].
Subscriptions to FundsIndian Relief Fund 1858.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 20 Jun 1862 (Police Court witness).
Ship ex-WANot applicable
Departure date and destinationNot applicable

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