PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John FASHAM
Birth date and place 15 May 1812 Sandwich, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 14 Jun 1812 St Mary the Virgin, Sandwich, Kent, England.
Civil Census Residences 2 Sandy Hill, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Norton Green, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire (1861).
Margate Cottage, Fir Grove Road, Millbrook, Southampton (1871).
Ironmonger Shop, Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire (1881).
116 Shirley Road, Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire (1891).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1860).
Trade Smith.
Ironmonger (1881).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1842 Southampton, England.
Spouse Emma BULL.
Children John William b. 1850, Hebrides, Scotland.
James Frederick b. 1853, York, Western Australia.
Frances Emma b. 1855, Perth, Western Australia.
Joseph Benjamin b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alice Mary b. 1862, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
Emma Amelia b. 1864, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.
Lincoln George b. 1869, Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire.
Death date and place 1892 Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1720 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 24 Oct 1837 Rochester, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years 5 months.
Musters WO11-93 Cork, Ireland. With Lt. Robinson’s detachment, Merrick, Kirkcudbright (1841).
WO11-126 Detachment, Woolwich (1851)
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None
Courts Martial None.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 18 Dec 1860 Chatham.
Length of Service 23 years 56 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1360-172.
Post Discharge Residence Royal Engineer Office, Needles Division, Isle of Wight.
Pension District
Pension 1/2d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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.69].
York Convict Depot Mar 1852 to Jul 1853.
Freshwater Bay Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Feb 1855.
Mt Eliza Convict Depot Mar to Jul 1855.
North Fremantle Convict Depot Aug to Dec 1855 (at least).
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 24 Jun 1853.
Inquirer &  Commercial News 1 & 8 Apr 1857.
Perth Gazette 15 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.