PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn SUMMERS.
Birth date and placec. 1830 Blantyre, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
May have been the younger brother of William Summers #2119 20th Company RSM.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesMuir Wind, Hamilton, Lanarkshire (1841 tentative).
Kensington Palace Barracks, St Margarets, Westminster, Middlesex, England (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861, 1871).
TradeMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and placeSingle while in Western Australia.
Spouse
Children
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#2527 Sapper.
Attestation date and place29 Apr 1850 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
12 Apr 1861 Re-engaged, Rochester for 10 years 61 days.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 4 years 144 days.
Malta 4 years 229 days.
Gibraltar 3 years 337 days.
MustersWO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-192 31st Company, Chatham (1861).
WO11-362 31st Company, Curragh Camp, Ireland (1871).
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesOne Good Conduct Badge.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Presents.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Court MartialTried and Imprisoned for disobedience of order 13 Jan 1854 to 26 Feb 1854.
Sixteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place9 Jul 1872 Carlisle Fort.
Length of Service22 years 31 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1856-238.
Post Discharge ResidenceNo. 97 Thistle Street, Garnet Hill, Glasgow.
Pension DistrictGlasgow?
Pension9½d. per diem.
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 15 Aug 1856.
Ship ex-WAEsmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.