Name/Alias William John NEWTON 
Birth date and place 18 Jul 1820 Gillingham, Chatham, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 30 Jul 1820 St Mary Magdalene Church, Gillingham, Kent.
Civil Census Residences Watermans Fields, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
3 Cambridge Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire (1871).
7 Preston Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire (1881).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade Carpenter.
Time Keeper in Iron Foundry (1871).
Master Joiner (1881).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1839 Q1 Lewisham St Mary’s, Kent.
Spouse Mary BECKETT.
Children Bartholomew b. 1839, Woolwich, Kent.
Mary Jane b. 1843, Gibraltar.
John b. 1845, Gibraltar.
Maria b. 1849, Gibraltar.
Emma Catherine b. 1851 at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route to Western Australia.
Sophia b. 1853, Fremantle, Western Australia.
James Henry b. 1855, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Frances b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
George b. 1859 (d.1859), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Martha Jane b. 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Ann b. 1863, Weymouth, Dorset.
Death date and place 1888 Q1 Leeds, Yorkshire.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1435 Bugler.
Attestation date and place 18 Jan 1832, Woolwich, Kent (aged 11 year 6 months).
Service/Campaigns Halifax, Nova Scotia 1 year 9 months.
Gibraltar 9 years 8 months.
Western Australia 10 years 9 months.
Musters WO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 May 1859.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Mar 1863.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 18 Jul 1865 Curragh Camp, Kildare, Ireland.
Length of Service 27 years 1 day.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1363-24.
Post Discharge Residence Barrack Department, Curragh Camp.
Pension 1/9d. per diem.
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. 160].
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1857.
Perth Gazette 1 Jul 1859 (see sidebar).
Inquirer & Commercial News 20 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.