PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn William PARKER 
Birth date and place4 Oct 1828 Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place19 Oct 1828 St Mary’s Church, Portsea, Hampshire.
Civil Census ResidencesCross Street East, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Middle Street,Chatham, Kent (1861).
Bridport Street, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeSawyer/Carpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: Smallpox.
Marriage date and place1850 Q1 All Saints Church, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire.
SpouseMary Ann BUXEY.
ChildrenMary 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 CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#6458 Sapper.
Attestation date and place1848 first attested and served for 12 years.
14 Sep 1860 re-attested Rochester, Kent.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years 142 days.
MustersWO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
WO11-193 35-38 Companies, Chatham (1861).
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place16 Nov 1869 Woolwich.
Length of Service21 years 64 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1363-54.
Post Discharge ResidenceChatham.
Pension1/1d. 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.167]
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 27 Jan 1860.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.