PERSONAL DETAILS
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).
Trade Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 17 Nov 1848 Cumbernauld Church, Dunbartonshire.
Spouse Margaret BLAIR.
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
Death/Funeral Notices
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.
Casualty/Medical None.
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
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.165].
Guildford Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Dec 1855 at least.
Fremantle (1856).
Mt Eliza Depot (1858).
Fremantle 1859.
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.