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Litton, Sgt John & Wife Isabel
38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms
Turkish CrimeaMedal


Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp
British Crimea Medal Alma Balaclava Sebastopol Clasps
Land Title 1885

EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

NameLITTON – John Philip
Regiment (s)38th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2997
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd May 1850 / 18 years 4 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
Dark / Hazel / Brown / Severe wounds at  Sebastopol Crimea
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey – 4 months
Crimea  – 5 months
India – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service10 years 207 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 15th December 1860 / Rae Bareilly Cantonment India
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Balaklava and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Indian Mutiny  Medal with Lucknow Clasp
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1861 Woolwich
1866-1897 Western Australia
Pension Paid1861 8d per diem for 2 years from 26th February 1861 extended 1 year made permanent 1864 at 10d per diem
1881 increased to 1/5½d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1832 Shoreditch London Middlesex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1797 Lympstone Devon England
D 1854 December Quarter Westminster Middlesex England
Date/Place of Birth
1796 Honiton Devon
5th April 1821 Lympstone Devon England
SiblingsHarriet Parker B 23rd November 1821 Lympstone Devon England
D 30th December 1821 Lympstone Devon England
Harriet B 1825 St Luke’s Middlesex England
William B 19th October 1829  St Mary’s Islington Middlesex England. (Convicted 10th May 1841 for stealing and transported on the on board the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot arriving Williamstown 4 May 1847. William finally sent a letter home from Ironbark Bendigo 1855 to his mother Ann and the original letter is held in the Battye Library along with the original Attestation Papers of John Litton).
Mary (Maryann) B 1836 Shoreditch Middlesex England (arrived in Australia per the Montrose with infant daughter Mary Ann in 1864)
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
COULSON Isabella
Born 2nd Qtr 1852 Greenwich Registered 1852 mother Johnson
Baptised 11th July 1852 St. Werburgh’s Derby. Mother Mary
Date/Place of Marriage7th December 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn Philip B 16th August 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
John & Mary Ann Coulson (Grandparents) are listed as his God Parents at St. John’s Church, Fremantle
M1 FOX Esther 13th August 1892 Newcastle Western Australia
M2 CRAWFORD Mena A. M. 1906 Geraldton Western Australia
D 26th January 1942 Midland Junction Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Alfred B 1872 Perth Western Australia
M MURRAY Martha 1893 Perth Western Australia
D 23rd December 1937 Midland Junction Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australian
Marion B 1873 Perth Western Australia
M HOLDERNESS Vivian Godfrey 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
D 23rd April 1945 Nanga Brook Wellington District Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Isabella B 21st June 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
M PAYNE Robert Summers 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th July 1940 North Fremantle Western Australia
bur  Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Harriet B 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
M McINTYRE James Edward Daniel 1894 Perth Western Australia grandson of EPG Daniel McIntyre (Mermaid)
D 29th May 1942 Perth Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Henry Ernest B 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
M BROWN Flora 10th September 1921 Perth Western Australia
D 5th October 1962 West Midland Western Australia
bur  Karrakatta Cemetery (Garden) Western Australia
Lydia B 11th September 1885
M1 CAMERON Adam Smith 1902 Fremantle Western Australia
M2 NEEDHAM Arthur Sydney 1918 Fremantle Western Australia
D 13th February 1975 North Fremantle Western Australia (tentative)
bur Niche Wall Fremantle Cemetery Western Australian
Harry B 1894 Western Australia
M SANSOM Catherine Jane 14th August 1915, Western Australia
D 7th October 1917 Belgium bur Tyen Cot Cemetery, Belgium (AIF 11th Battalion # 3247)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
COULSON John (aka John Wood) an EPG
c 1812 Let Church (Litchurch) Derby Derbyshire England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
c 1812
21st March 1838 Charlton Kent England
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Sound Koojee Lot P9 20 acres
6th June 1885 Title Application
3rd August 1885 Deed of grant issued
Occupation after
Magazine Warder
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Chronicle Sat 6 Jan 1912, Page 33, Family Notices death of Isabella at residence of son-in-law Adam Cameron
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 6th April 1887 page 5 Disbandment EG
The Herald (WA) Saturday 19th December 1885 page 3 Drill Instructor’s report
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st January 1897 Fremantle
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st January 1912 Birkenhead South Australia
Will or ProbateCopy of will available at  Western Australian State Records Office [SRO Cons 3403-1898-102]
Further Information1841 Census Long Alley Rumballs Buildings, St Leonards Shoreditch, Tower Hamlets, London, Middlesex. [HO107/706/12]
1851 Muster & Pay List or Census 38th Regiment Depot, Chester Castle [WO 12/5215]. Extra Parochial Place of Chester Castle, Great Boughton, Cheshire. [HO107/2171]
Wounded severely on the 21st Oct 1854 in the trenches at Sebastopol [BL 2676A].
1861 Census High Road, Westminster, Middlesex [RG09/55]
November 1880 on the Nominal Roll for the Enrolled Guard living in the No 1 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 5 children
Sergeant John Litton appointed to the Magazine Fremantle
26 March 1881 MS Smith recommends Sergeant Litton to replace Corporal Maher but he prefers to remain at the magazine despite an increase in pay
29th September 1881 John Litton appointed Sergeant to the Enrolled Guard
Included on the Enrolled Guard Disbandment 31st March 1887 Nominal Roll