PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn WADE 
Birth date and placec. 1831 Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesWorks, 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).
TradeBlacksmith.
Foreman of Works (1881).
Manager of Printing Works (1891).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 0 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1856 Q4 Thame District, Oxfordshire.
SpouseMercy FRANKLIN.
ChildrenUnnamed 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 CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2537 Sapper.
Attestation date and place22 Jun 1850 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
22 Nov 1862 Chatham, re-engaged for 9 years 68 days.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & 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.
MustersWO11-126 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).
PromotionsSapper 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 BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Court MartialDeserted 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 place23 Jan 1872 Camden Fort, Cork Harbour.
Length of Service21 years 5 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1857-129.
Post Discharge ResidenceBradmore Terrace, Dartmouth Road, Hammersmith, London.
Pension District
Pension24d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipSalsette.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Melbourne 27 Sep 1861. Arr. Albany 4 Oct 1861.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 16 Oct 1861.
Ship ex-WALincelles
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.