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
Description – Height
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
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1852 1st Edinburgh
1852 2nd Edinburgh
1854 Turkey
1855 2nd Edinburgh
April 1856 – December 1860 Western Australia
1861 – March 1879 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
Date/Place of Birth
BAIN Robert
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HAISTIE or HASTIE? Christian or Christine?
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1864 Victoria Australia
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Farmer in Victoria
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News (Perth) 21st January 1857
Inquirer and Commercial News  (Perth) 15th September 1858
The Argus 14th June 1881 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
c1861 for Melbourne Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th June 1881 Rosehill Farm Metcalfe Victoria
Taradale Cemetery Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateProbate granted to Mary Bain 14th September 1881 Victorian Supreme Court (Series 22 Record No. 537)
Further InformationJohn Bain’s involvement in the Crimean War in an Ambulance Corps, post his army service, is an intriguing issue.