DENMAN – John Royal Marines Chatham Division 85th Company

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NameDENMAN – John
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Chatham Division 85th Company
Regiment Number (s) 3879
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st October 1830 or 1831 / 18 years 10 months / Gloucester Gloucestershire England
Tailor
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / Mole on left shoulder
Overseas Service/DurationVestal – 11th May 1833 to 25th September 1837
Tribune – 6th June 1838 to 29th February 1840
Vesuvius – 5th September 1840 to 17th November 1844
Vernon – 6th April 1845 to 7th November 1848
Castor – 9th May 1849 to 12th February 1853
Length of Service21 years 4 months 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16th February 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNaval Service Medal with Syria clasp
South Africa Medal 1834-1853
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1853 Gloucester
1855-1859 Western Australia
Pension Paid£16/16/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of BirthDecember 1812 Sherborne Dorset England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SIMPSON Margaret Wall (maiden name appears to be WALL if so may be widow)
1834 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1853 Gloucestershire England
Children by 1st WifeSarah Ann B July 1854 Not yet known
D 1st May 1855 at sea on board “Stag”
Committed to deep at 8 am
Charles B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th June 1943 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
FAGG Edward
B 1830 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage19th October 1859 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandStillborn Male B 1860
Bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Edward B 1863 Geraldton Western Australia
D 1863 Geraldton Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 25th July 1856 – page 3
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 8th August 1856 – page 4
The West Australian Monday 21st June 1943 – page 1
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th June 1859 Pensioners Village Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
January 1864 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSon Charles a miner, applied to purchase Perth Town Lot N119 Bulwar Street Perth for £12/0/0 4th April 1860 acreage 1 rood 16 perches.

Served in the South African (Kaffir) war for 10 months being disembarked from the “Castor”.  Was on board the “Vernon” at the battle of Vuelta de Obligado 1845.
Life at sea was not without excitement for John DENMAN. On 29th November 1839 whilst the HMS “Tribune” was in port in Tarragona Spain, a violet tempest occurred in which the HMS “Tribune” was totally lost.  Everything from the HMS “Tribune” was saved

John DENMAN was one of the Pensioners to entrust monies to Captain Foss’s keeping who then embezzled it.  John lost £8/0/0.

AJCP Reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233 – Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guards on the “Stag” into the conduct of Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL.  Wife not mentioned.