PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John William PARKER 
Birth date and place 4 Oct 1828 Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place 19 Oct 1828 St Mary’s Church, Portsea, Hampshire.
Civil Census Residences Cross Street East, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Middle Street,Chatham, Kent (1861).
Bridport Street, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade Sawyer/Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: Smallpox.
Marriage date and place 1850 Q1 All Saints Church, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire.
Spouse Mary Ann BUXEY.
Children Mary Ann b. 1851 at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route to Western Australia, baptised 1 Feb 1852, Fremantle Convict Establishment (see sidebar).
John William b. 1851 at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route to Western Australia, baptised Fremantle, Convict Establishment, Western Australia.
Mary Ann b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Jane b. 1863, Woolwich, Kent.
Eliza b. 1865, Woolwich, Kent.
Death date and place
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 #6458 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 1848 first attested and served for 12 years.
14 Sep 1860 re-attested Rochester, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years 142 days.
Musters WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
WO11-193 35-38 Companies, Chatham (1861).
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 16 Nov 1869 Woolwich.
Length of Service 21 years 64 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1363-54.
Post Discharge Residence Chatham.
Pension 1/1d. 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.167]
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 27 Jan 1860.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.