BAIN – John Royal Artillery 11th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

 

NameBAIN – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 11th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th January 1831 / 19 years 3 months / Edinburgh Scotland
Mason
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8¼ in
Dark / Dark / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 4 years 10 months
Spain – 11 months
Malta – 6 years 3 months
Crimea – approximately 1 year post Royal Artillery service
Length of Service21 years 171 days (excluding Ambulance Corps service)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th July 1852 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone for Royal Artillery service
Crimea War Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal (Ambulance Corps)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1852 1st Edinburgh
1852 2nd Edinburgh
1854 Turkey
1855 2nd Edinburgh
April 1856 – December 1860 Western Australia
1861 – July 1882 Melbourne
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth27th August 1811 Liberton Edinburgh Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism15th September 1811 St Cuthberts Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Father
Date/Place of Birth
BAIN John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
JOHNSON Margaret
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News (Perth) 21st January 1857
Inquirer and Commercial News  (Perth) 15th September 1858
Departure from Western
Australia
c1861 for Melbourne Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateProbate granted to Mary Bain 14th September 1881 Victorian Supreme Court (Series 22 Record No. 537)
Further InformationThe Ambulance Corps was raised in 1854 for non-combatant service at the Crimean war battlefields they were former Army servicemen who had been discharged to pension. Consisting of four officers and two hundred other ranks and equipped with wagons for transporting the wounded and the necessary medical supplies they embarked at Woolwich on the 10th June 1854 for duty at Crimea where they were to act as stretcher bearers on the battlefield, provide transport for the sick and wounded from battle field to hospital, serve as hospital orderlies and servants for the medical staff. Totally untrained and already found unfit for service in the Army the Corps was not a success and within twelve months was disbanded the pensioners returned to the UK and their duties taken over by the Land Transport Corps and the Medical Staff Corps