Name/Alias  John BALLANTINE
Birth date and place c.  1837 Old Kilpatrick, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Dalmuir, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (1841).
Dalmuir Shore, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (1851).
The School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent (1871).
Trade Painter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair, whiskers grey.
Marks or Scars: Scar on right side of chin.
Marriage date and place 1858 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Harriett Caroline WALLIS/WALLACE.
Children Robert Edward b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alfred b. 1864, Weymouth, Dorset.
Harriet b. 1867, Woolwich, Kent.
Agnes b. 1868, Woolwich, Kent.
Hannah b. 1870, Gillingham, Kent.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and Company  Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank  #3310 Sapper.
Attestation date and place  13 Jun 1855 Glasgow, Scotland.
Service/Campaigns  Western Australia 4 years 269 days.
Musters  WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions  None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical  None.
Courts Martial  None.
Discharge date and place  27 Jun 1876 Shornecliffe Camp, Kent, England.
Length of Service  21 years 15 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference  WO97-1849-190.
Post Discharge Residence  19 Park Place, Paisley Road, Glasgow.
Pension District Canterbury (Mar 1878). New South Wales (1878).
Pension 11d. per diem.
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.10].
Land Acquisition  None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination  Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.