Name/Alias John AITCHISON 
Birth date and place  c. 1821 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 32 Brewer Street, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
See Muster below (1841, 1851).
Trade Painter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: tanned. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and place 4 Mar 1851 St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent.
Spouse Jane Elizabeth MASON.
Died 30 Aug 1900, Perth. Buried 31 Aug 1900, East Perth Cemetery.
Children James George b. 1852, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Charles b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place See left sidebar.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #322 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 9 May 1841 [WO11-94].
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 6 years 4 months.
Australia 10 years 4 months.
Musters WO11-94 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 Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge Residence Western Australia.
Pension District Not applicable.
Pension Deferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity (see left sidebar).
Ship Anna Robertson
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.2].
Subscriptions to Funds Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land Acquisition Eligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 20 Jun 1862 (Police Court witness).
Ship ex-WA Not applicable
Departure date and destination Not applicable

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