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1st Regiment of Life Guards Cavalry Cap Badge
NameCANNON – John
Regiment (s)1st Life Guards
Regiment Number (s) 534
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd November 1834 / 19 years 11 months / Windsor Berkshire England
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service2 years 223 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeTrooper / 13th June 1837 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
None Stated
Pension Districts1854 Wales East
1854 Tilbury Fort
1854-1855 Western Australia
1855-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Shalbourn Hungerford Wiltshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1811 Wenvoe Glamorganshire Wales
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJane b 1838
Bp 6 October 1838 St John the Baptist Cardiff Glamorganshire Wales
M CHILMAN James 28 December 1865 Walleroo South Australia
D 4 September 1881 Ridleyton Hindmarsh South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
CHILMAN Mary Ann nee STRUGNELL (FATHER William) born 1823
M 15 October 1875/Presbyterian Manse Walleroo
D 15 August 1903 age 80 Walleroo South Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Times Wednesday 14 November 1855 page 2 Passenger list per Vivid
The Kadina and Wallaroo Times Wednesday 31 July 1889 page 2 death notice John Cannon
Chronicle Saturday 26 September 1903 page 25 death of Mary Ann Cannon
Departure from Western
1st November 1855 per Vivid for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial14 July 1889/Walleroo Daly South Australia/Walleroo Cemetery South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
15 May 1871 age 64 Walleroo South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
15th August 1903 age 80 Walleroo South Australia/ Walleroo Cemetery South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ruptures on both sides the left side was strangulated when working on duty as hayman in the stables at the Horse Guards
There is a note on his WO 97 records that his pension was made permanent on 1st January 1845 although it does not state that the original pension was temporary. His pension was stopped in 1855 to repay £19/5/10 possibly passage money.
In the 1841 Census John Cannon, a labourer, is living at Millicent Street Cardiff with Ann and Jane Cannon, both were born in the county while John was not.
In the 1851 Census the family is living at Bridge Street in Cardiff. John is working as a watchman and his place of birth is given as Shalbourn Berkshire while his wife Ann was born Wenvoe Glamorganshire and daughter Jane now age 12 was born at Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
John, Ann and Mary Ann Cannon are all buried in the same grave in the Walleroo Cemetery