Name/Alias John BURNS (John Michael Burns)
Birth date and place c. 1828 St Pancras, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 20 York Court, Marylebone, Middlesex (1841).
32 Frances Street, Lambeth, London (1871).
9 Williams Cottages, St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Middlesex  (1881).
Trade Mason.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark.  Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: cut on right arm.
Marriage date and place 1st: 3 Dec 1855 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
2nd: 27 Oct 1873 Christ Church, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Spouse 1st: Jane JOWNING.
Children of 1st Marriage Ellen b. 1856, Woolwich, Kent.
Ann b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry b. 1867,  Curragh Camp, Ireland.
William b. 1869, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Mary Ann b. 1870, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Death date and place 1888 Q4 Pancras District.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1413 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 29 Aug 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 6 years 3 months.
Crimea and Turkey 1 year.
Western Australia 5 years 1 month.
Musters WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (without gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
19 entries in Defaulters Book, of which three are Regimental offences.
Discharge date and place 17 Dec 1867 Cork, Ireland.
Length of Service 21 years 20 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1359-173.
Post Discharge Residence 11 Henry Place, Portland Towers, St John’s Wood, London.
Pension District 2nd N. London (1867). Woolwich (1870). 2nd N. London (1874).
Pension 12d. 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.
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.