JOHNSTON / JOHNSTONE – William 28th Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colours

Employed as Warder

Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 997
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th July 1833 / 18 years 2 months / Bow Street Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / Pock pitted
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 6 years
East Indies – 6 years
Length of Service21 years 105 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th March 1855 / Parkhurst Isle of Wight England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Aberdeen Scotland
Pension Districts1855 Aberdeen
1859 2nd Plymouth
1859-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of BirthMay 1815 Stokenchurch Oxfordshire 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
1819 Devonport Devonshire England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1838 Plymouth Devonshire England
D Not yet known
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
Employed as warder
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 10 July 1867 page 3
The Perth Gazette & Independent Times
 Friday 12th July 1867 page 3
The Herald Saturday 13th July 1867 page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialJanuary 1885 Perth Western Australia
6th January 1885 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd January 1872 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWilliam Johnson was charged with the murder of Andrew Alcock at Fremantle on the 7th May 1867. Jury gave a verdict of not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter. Sentenced to 6 years penal servitude.