JOHNSTON – William HEIC Bengal Artillery

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East India Company

Lived in York-Convict Depot now Residency-Museum

Name JOHNSTON – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge Number 121
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th February 1852 / 26 years / Not yet known
Sawyer / Forester
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark /
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service6 years 4 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 11th August 1858 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1858 2nd Glasgow
1859 1st Belfast
1861 2nd Glasgow
1862 Bermuda
1863-1874 Western Australia
1874 Wellington New Zealand
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Glasgow Scotland
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMartha B c1850 Not yet known
M GIBLETT Thomas1868 York Western Australia
D 27th October 1924 Highgate Hill Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William J. B Not yet known
D 16th January 1888 (possible)
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Mary Ann B at sea 7th November 1862
William B 1866 or 1868 Western Australia
Sazrah B 1865 York Western Australia
Jane B 1867 York Western Australia
Land Grants Western
York Lot P5
5.2.37 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information