PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn ROSE 
Birth date and place16 Jun 1827 Forres, Morayshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place24 Jun 1827 Forres, Morayshire, Scotland.
Civil Census ResidencesNothe Fort Barracks, Weymouth, Dorset, England (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place18 Jun 1853 Fremantle, Western Australia.
SpouseElizabeth McDONALD.
ChildrenJohn b. 1854, Guildford, Western Australia.
James b. 1855, Guildford, Western Australia.
Margaret Elizabeth b. 1857, Toodyay, Western Australia.
William b. 1859 York, Western Australia.
Alexander b. 1861, Perth, Western Australia.
Jane b. 1863, Weymouth, Dorset.
Angus b. 1865, Devonport, Devon.
Elizabeth b. 1867, Weymouth, Dorset.
Caleb b. 1869, Weymouth, Dorset.
Alexandrina b. 1870, Weymouth, Dorset.
William b. 1873, Gibraltar.
Annie b. 1878, Rochester, Kent.
Death date and place15 Jun 1880 Gillingham, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Artillery.  1 Mar 1850 transferred to
Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2498 Gunner.
Attestation date and place25 Oct 1849 Nairn, Nairn.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 10 years 286 days.
MustersWO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsPrivate to 2nd Corporal 1 Jun 1854.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Feb 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Sep 1862.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Long Services & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity).
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place31 Oct 1871 Weymouth.
Length of Service22 years 7 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1856-36.
Post Discharge ResidenceWeymouth.
Pension DistrictGibraltar (Nov 1871 – Jun 1875).
Pension24d. 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.182].
Guildford Convict Depot Oct 1853 to Dec 1855 at least.
Fremantle Convict Establishment.
Perth working on Government House (see sidebar).
Champion Bay Convict Depot 1861 [Barker p. 182 but not on Muster Roll 1861].
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 24 Dec 1851.
Inquirer & Commercial News 30 Apr 1862.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.