PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames HOLTON
Birth date and placec. 1815 Portsea, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesTrafalgar Place, Kensington, Middlesex (1851).
Smiths Buildings, Essex Street, Bethnal Green, London (1871).
TradeMason.
Brewers Cooper (1871).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and place1838 Q2 Lewisham, London.
SpouseElizabeth CLARKE.
ChildrenMary M. b. 1845/46 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
Death date and place1879 Q4 Mile End, London (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1693 Sapper.
Attestation date and place17 Jun 1837 London, Middlesex.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 12 years.
Western Australia 6 years 6 months.
MustersWO11-130 (1851) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSouth Africa Medal (Kaffir Wars 1846-47).
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalUnfit for further service being reported subject to Chronic Rheumatism.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Jun 1858 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 13 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1316-123.
Post Discharge ResidenceNo. 9 Ellen Street, Bull Fields, Woolwich, Kent.
Pension DistrictWoolwich and 1st East London (1858).
Pension1/- 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. 106].
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot Feb 1852 to Dec 1855.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WADolphin.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 2 Feb 1858 for London.