|Name/Alias||John Waddell PARK|
|Birth date and place||c. 1829 Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||9 New Yeoman’s Terrace, Kensington, London, England (1861).
Waddell’s Land, John Street, Coatbridge, Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||17 Nov 1848 Cumbernauld Church, Dunbartonshire.|
|Children||John 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 place||23 May 1875 Lanarkshire, Scotland.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#315 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||29 Jul 1847 Airdrie, Dunbarton.
22 Feb 1859 Rochester, Kent. Re-engaged for 9 years.
|Service/Campaigns||Western Australia 8 years 44 days.
Bermuda 1 year 44 days.
|Musters||WO11-1851 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-169 (1959) Western Australia.
WO11-193 35-38 Companies, RE Depot, Chatham (1861).
|Promotions||Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Apr 1861.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Sep 1862.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
|Courts Martial||Deserted 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 place||22 Sep 1868 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||21 years 2 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1363-53.|
|Post Discharge Residence||No. 9 Roseline Place, Burnside Street, Glasgow.|
|Pension District||2nd Glasgow.|
|Pension||1/4½ per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder [Barker p.165].
Guildford Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Dec 1855 at least.
Mt Eliza Depot (1858).
|Subscriptions to Funds||None.|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 5 Oct 1859.|
|Ship ex-WA||Robert Morrison.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|