PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn STICKLAND
Birth date and placeJan 1826 Yarcombe, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place12 Jan 1826 St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe, Devon.
Civil Census ResidencesHay, Yarcombe, Devon (1841).
Royal Sappers & Miners Barracks, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Colly Farms, Bower, Yarcombe, Chard, Somerset (1861).
Burdon, Highampton, Devon (1871).
Burdon, Highampton, Devon (1881).
Stockley, Upcott, Highampton, Devon (1891).
TradeMiner.
Farmer (1861-1905).
Physical Description
Marriage date and place15 Apr 1847 St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe, Devon.
SpouseElizabeth MATTHEWS.
ChildrenElizabeth Matthews b. 1848 Yarcombe, Devon.
John b. 1852 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Thomas b. 1854 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Robert b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Anna b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Emily Mary b. 1862, Yarcombe, Devon.
Clara b. 1864, Axminster, Devon.
Thomas b. 1866 Axminster, Devon.
Mary Agnes b. 1867 Axminster, Devon.
Kate b. 1869, Axminster, Devon.
Note: Henry Richardson, Surgeon Superintendent of the Lord Raglan, made this entry in his Journal:Sunday, April 8 [1860]
One of the children, a baby six months old [Anna Stickland], has been very ill and its mother Mrs Strickland (sic) has been in great distress about it having lost three of her children when about the same age and in a similar manner. My idea was that the child suffered from obstruction of the bowels and I recommended castor oil, a warm bath and hot fomentations which seem to have had a very beneficial effect.
Death date and place7 Jun 1905 Golden Inn, Highampton, Devon.
Burial date and place10 Jun 1905 Highampton, Devon.
Will and ProbateWill Probated, Exeter Registry 11 July 1905. To Thomas Stickland, farmer and Joseph Sanders, tailor. Effects £847 7s. 6d.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#804 Private.
Attestation date and placec.. 1849.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years 3 months.
MustersWO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-172 (1860), Western Australia.
Promotions
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present. 
Casualty/Medical
Courts Martial
Discharge date and placec. 1860 Chatham.
Length of Servicec. 11 years.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge ResidenceYarcombe, Devon.
PensionNot applicable.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder. 
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.