PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias James HOLTON
Birth date and place c. 1815 Portsea, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Trafalgar Place, Kensington, Middlesex (1851).
Smiths Buildings, Essex Street, Bethnal Green, London (1871).
Trade Mason.
Brewers Cooper (1871).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and place 1838 Q2 Lewisham, London.
Spouse Elizabeth CLARKE.
Children Mary M. b. 1845/46 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Death date and place 1879 Q4 Mile End, London (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1693 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 17 Jun 1837 London, Middlesex.
Service/Campaigns Cape of Good Hope 12 years.
Western Australia 6 years 6 months.
Musters WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges South Africa Medal (Kaffir Wars 1846-47).
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical Unfit for further service being reported subject to Chronic Rheumatism.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Jun 1858 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 13 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1316-123.
Post Discharge Residence No. 9 Ellen Street, Bull Fields, Woolwich, Kent.
Pension District Woolwich and 1st East London (1858).
Pension 1/- 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. 106].
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Dolphin.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 2 Feb 1858 for London.