PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John WADE 
Birth date and place c. 1831 Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Works, Wrights Dye, Eccles, Salford, Lancashire (1841 tentative).
Royal Sappers & Miners Barracks, Brompton, Kent (1851).
2 Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London (1881).
1 Globe Villas, Somers Road, Walthamstow, Essex (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1871).
Trade Blacksmith.
Foreman of Works (1881).
Manager of Printing Works (1891).
Physical Description Height: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 1856 Q4 Thame District, Oxfordshire.
Spouse Mercy FRANKLIN.
Children Unnamed child b. 1857 to 1861.
Malcolm Lincelles b. 1862 at sea en route from Western Australia to England.
Births of other children possible.
Note: over 1200 indistinguishable birth records for the surname WADE in Corfu, Gibraltar, Malta and UK.
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 #2537 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 22 Jun 1850 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
22 Nov 1862 Chatham, re-engaged for 9 years 68 days.
Service/Campaigns Turkey & Crimea 2 years 94 days.
India 2 years 212 days.
Melbourne 2 years 115 days.
Corfu 1 year 144 days.
Gibraltar 1 years 335 days.
Malta 3 years 278 days.
Note: service in Western Australia not stated.
Musters WO11-126 Detachment, Chatham (1851).
WO11-190 Dover and Melbourne (1861).
WO11-199 (1961) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
WO11-361 27th Company, Cork Harbour (1871).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 9 Jan 1856.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 15 Aug 1857.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1861.
Sergeant to Colour Sergeant 1 Aug 1869.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Court Martial Deserted 15 Mar 1852. Rejoined 22 Jun 1852. Trial & Imprisoned 23 Jun to 21 Oct 1852.
Former service forfeited toward GC Pay and Pension by convictions of desertion.
Service restored by WO letter dated 22 Jun 1860.
Six times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 23 Jan 1872 Camden Fort, Cork Harbour.
Length of Service 21 years 5 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1857-129.
Post Discharge Residence Bradmore Terrace, Dartmouth Road, Hammersmith, London.
Pension District
Pension 24d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Salsette.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Melbourne 27 Sep 1861. Arr. Albany 4 Oct 1861.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 16 Oct 1861.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.