PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn Waddell PARK 
Birth date and placec. 1829 Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences9 New Yeoman’s Terrace, Kensington, London, England (1861).
Waddell’s Land, John Street, Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeCarpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place17 Nov 1848 Cumbernauld Church, Dunbartonshire.
SpouseMargaret BLAIR.
ChildrenJohn William b. 1852, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William b. 1853 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Christina C. b. 1854, Guildford, Western Australia.
Campbell b. 1854, Guildford, Western Australia.
Jane W. b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Michael W. b. 1860, Chatham, Kent, England.
Margaret Blair b. 1862, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.
Margaret B. b. 1866, Chatham, Kent, England.
John b. 1870, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Death date and place23 May 1875 Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#315 Sapper.
Attestation date and place29 Jul 1847 Airdrie, Dunbarton.
22 Feb 1859 Rochester, Kent. Re-engaged for 9 years.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years 44 days.
Bermuda 1 year 44 days.
MustersWO11-1851 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-169 (1959) Western Australia.
WO11-193 35-38 Companies, RE Depot, Chatham (1861).
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Apr 1861.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Sep 1862.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialDeserted 11 Dec 1848 to 20 Jan 1849.
Tried by Garrison Court Martial 22 Jan 1849.
Sentenced to 42 days imprisonment with Hard Labour of which 28 days were remitted.
Imprisoned 22 Jan 1849 to 3 Feb 1849.
Former service forfeited by sentence of desertion (1 year 135 days). Service restored on 27 Jun 1856.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place22 Sep 1868 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 2 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1363-53.
Post Discharge ResidenceNo. 9 Roseline Place, Burnside Street, Glasgow.
Pension District2nd Glasgow.
Pension1/4½ 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.165].
Guildford Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Dec 1855 at least.
Fremantle (1856).
Mt Eliza Depot (1858).
Fremantle 1859.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 5 Oct 1859.
Ship ex-WARobert Morrison. 
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.