|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).
|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|
|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).
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Five Good Conduct Badges.|
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
|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|
|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.|