PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn BURNS (John Michael Burns)
Birth date and placec. 1828 St Pancras, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences20 York Court, Marylebone, Middlesex (1841).
32 Frances Street, Lambeth, London (1871).
9 Williams Cottages, St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Middlesex  (1881).
TradeMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: dark.  Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: cut on right arm.
Marriage date and place1st: 3 Dec 1855 St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
2nd: 27 Oct 1873 Christ Church, Marylebone, Middlesex.
Spouse1st: Jane JOWNING.
2nd: Ann PARKINSON.
Children of 1st MarriageEllen 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 place1888 Q4 Pancras District.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1413 Sapper.
Attestation date and place29 Aug 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 6 years 3 months.
Crimea and Turkey 1 year.
Western Australia 5 years 1 month.
MustersWO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkerman, Sevastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (without gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
19 entries in Defaulters Book, of which three are Regimental offences.
Discharge date and place17 Dec 1867 Cork, Ireland.
Length of Service21 years 20 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1359-173.
Post Discharge Residence11 Henry Place, Portland Towers, St John’s Wood, London.
Pension District2nd N. London (1867). Woolwich (1870). 2nd N. London (1874).
Pension12d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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.