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BERRIMAN / BERRYMAN – John Royal Marines

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Died Perth Colonial Hospital
China Medal 1842


Regiment (s)Royal Marines (66th Company)
Regiment Number (s) 5125 / 7146
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th April 1830 / 18 years / Oxford Oxfordshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / Nil
Overseas Service/DurationTotal service afloat  – 14 years 9 months 29 days: served on board HM Ships – Pearl, Pembroke, Excellent, Cornwallis, Victory and Illustrious.
Served in operations off the coast of China
On shore 3 years 4 months 17 days
Length of Service18 years 2 months 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 5th July 1848 / Portsmouth Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsChina
Intended Residence at
House 17 Wonston Hampshire England
Pension Districts1848 1st Portsmouth
1848 Southampton
1857 Western Australia
Pension Paid £13/12/0 per annum for life
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
 19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth11th July 1810 Sutton Courtenay Berkshire England
Date/Place of Baptism19th April 1812 Wonston Hampshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B c1774 Whitchurch Hampshire England
SiblingsGeorge B 1807
bap 11th March 1807 Wonston Hampshire England
Sarah B 1810
bap 15th April 1810 Wonston Hampshire England
Hannah B 1814
bap 20th June 1814 Wonston Hampshire England
Mary B 1817
bap 31 August 1817 Wonston Hampshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage4th May 1840 Portsea St. Mary’s Hampshire
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known – 1 child in 1848
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
NEWMAN Stephen
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
20th April 1886 application for Freshwater Bay location 1073 at Butler’s Swamp 10 acres Title 7/98
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 8th July 1863 page 3 Theft of money from John Berriman’s home
Departure from Western
 Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th July 1887 / Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
22nd July 1887 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic rheumatism
1851 UK Census John Berriman (married aged 39 years) was living with his mother (widow aged 77 years) in Wonton Hampshire after being pensioned from the Royal Marines. This seems to indicate that his wife Martha was alive in 1851, although not included in the Census.
September 1870 John Berriman is included on the Perth District Electoral List