PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn CAMERON
Birth date and placec.1819 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesKensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
TradeMiner.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.
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Will and Probate
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ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#22 Sapper.
Attestation date and place21 Mar 1840 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 8 years 7 months.
Western Australia 9 years 2 months.
MustersWO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).
WO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSouth Africa Medal Kaffir Wars 1843-1847.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialTried and imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 4 Sep to 8 Oct 1855.
Tried and imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 29 Oct 1859 to 27 Feb 1860.
Tried and imprisoned for being Drunk 9 Nov to 11 Dec 1861.
Imprisoned by Commanding Officer 31 Dec 1861 to 1 Jan 1862.
Forty-seven Regimental offences.
Civil CourtArrest Warrant issued 8 Jun 1859.
Committed for trial July Quarter Sessions Perth, 1859.
Selling government timber and employing convicts in cutting and sawing it. Acquitted.
Discharge date and place6 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service22 years 93 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1359-182.
Post Discharge Residence87 Green, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Pension DistrictAberdeen (1862). Dundee (1863). 2nd Glasgow (1864).
Pension8½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship(1) Marion.
(2) Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates(1) Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
(2) Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.30-31].
North Fremantle Convict Depot Sep 1853 to Apr 1854.
Wreck Diver [Connolly Vol.2, p.57].
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 1 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WA(1) Esmeralda. See Crimean War Connection.
(2) Lincelles.
Departure date and destination(1) Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.
(2) Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.