PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John SUMMERS.
Birth date and place c. 1830 Blantyre, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
May have been the younger brother of William Summers #2119 20th Company RSM.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Muir Wind, Hamilton, Lanarkshire (1841 tentative).
Kensington Palace Barracks, St Margarets, Westminster, Middlesex, England (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861, 1871).
Trade Mason.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: grey.
Marriage date and place Single 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 Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2527 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 29 Apr 1850 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
12 Apr 1861 Re-engaged, Rochester for 10 years 61 days.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 4 years 144 days.
Malta 4 years 229 days.
Gibraltar 3 years 337 days.
Musters WO11-126 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).
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges One Good Conduct Badge.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Presents.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Court Martial Tried and Imprisoned for disobedience of order 13 Jan 1854 to 26 Feb 1854.
Sixteen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 9 Jul 1872 Carlisle Fort.
Length of Service 22 years 31 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1856-238.
Post Discharge Residence No. 97 Thistle Street, Garnet Hill, Glasgow.
Pension District Glasgow?
Pension 9½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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 15 Aug 1856.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.