Name/Alias John LIDFORD 
Birth date and place 1828 Chatham, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 17 Aug 1828 St Mary’s Church, Chatham, Kent.
Civil Census Residences Francis Street, Deptford, Greenwich, Kent (1841).
Kensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
69 Culvert Road, Battersea, Wandsworth, London (1881).
Crescent Place, Kensington, London (1891).
See Musters (1851, 1861).
Trade Miner.
Museum Attendant (1881, 1891).
Physical Description
Marriage date and place Unmarried.
Spouse Unmarried.
Children None.
Death date and place 22 Apr 1893 11 Warriner Gardens, Battersea, Surrey.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate 2 May 1893 Probate London Registry. Effects £65 19s. 3d.
Jun 1893 Effects Re-sworn £165 19s. 3d.
Death Duties reference IR27-522.
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2370 Private.
Attestation date and place c. 1849 Woolwich (tentative).
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 4 years 4 months.
Musters WO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-146 (1956) Western Australia.
WO11-188 23rd Company, ret. Hong Kong (1861).
WO12-10590 Cape Invalid Depot, Cape of Good Hope (1861).
Promotions Private to 2nd Corporal (1857).
2nd Corporal to Corporal (1861).
Medals, Clasps and Badges Indian Mutiny clasp Lucknow.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place c. 1861 (tentative).
Length of Service
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence
Ship Marion. 
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.127].
Road Parties: Bunbury, Bindoon, York.
Guildford Convict Depot Dec 1853 to Dec 1855 at least.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.