Name/Alias John STICKLAND
Birth date and place Jan 1826 Yarcombe, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place 12 Jan 1826 St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe, Devon.
Civil Census Residences Hay, 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).
Trade Miner.
Farmer (1861-1905).
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 15 Apr 1847 St John the Baptist Church, Yarcombe, Devon.
Spouse Elizabeth MATTHEWS.
Children Elizabeth 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 place 7 Jun 1905 Golden Inn, Highampton, Devon.
Burial date and place 10 Jun 1905 Highampton, Devon.
Will and Probate Will Probated, Exeter Registry 11 July 1905. To Thomas Stickland, farmer and Joseph Sanders, tailor. Effects £847 7s. 6d.
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #804 Private.
Attestation date and place c.. 1849.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years 3 months.
Musters WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-172 (1860), Western Australia.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present. 
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place c. 1860 Chatham.
Length of Service c. 11 years.
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence Yarcombe, Devon.
Pension Not applicable.
Ship Marion.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portland 2 Nov 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder. 
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.