HAWKINS – John Royal Artillery 2nd Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge

NameHAWKINS – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battallion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th March 1831 / 18 years 3 months / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9½ in
Fair / Dark Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 1 year 11 months
1841 WW Index said Canada
Length of Service21 years 113 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th July 1852 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1852 Omagh
1856-1859 Western Australia
1859-1865 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Capugh Omagh Tyrone Ireland
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
Not married
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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 ArticlesSouth Australian Register Monday 21 February 1859 page 2 Passengers per Frances to Adelaide (John Hawkins was not accompanied by a wife)
Departure from Western
Australia
1859 to South Australia per Frances 30 January 1859
Date/Place of Death/BurialPossible death 15th July 1865 age 50 Murray River Adelaide South Australia. Death of 1885 probably John Hawkins a warder appointed in England died 26th February 1885
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1895 Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Hawkins Gunner & Driver RA 2nd Battalion 5th Company located Chambly Canada
1851 Location Woolwich