PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn FASHAM
Birth date and place15 May 1812 Sandwich, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place14 Jun 1812 St Mary the Virgin, Sandwich, Kent, England.
Civil Census Residences2 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).
TradeSmith.
Ironmonger (1881).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1842 Southampton, England.
SpouseEmma BULL.
ChildrenJohn 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 place1892 Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1720 Sapper.
Attestation date and place24 Oct 1837 Rochester, Kent.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years 5 months.
MustersWO11-93 Cork, Ireland. With Lt. Robinson’s detachment, Merrick, Kirkcudbright (1841).
WO11-126 Detachment, Woolwich (1851)
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone
Courts MartialNone.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place18 Dec 1860 Chatham.
Length of Service23 years 56 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-172.
Post Discharge ResidenceRoyal Engineer Office, Needles Division, Isle of Wight.
Pension District
Pension1/2d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing 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 FundsNightingale Fund 1857.
Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 24 Jun 1853.
Inquirer &  Commercial News 1 & 8 Apr 1857.
Perth Gazette 15 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.