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SALMON – John 63rd Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles

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63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Royal Canadian Uniforms
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameSALMON – John
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment No (s) 1894 / 139
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th June 1843 / 18 years / Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England
Brush Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 In
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas ServiceEast Indies – 3 years 9 months
Crimea – 7 months
North America – 8 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 15 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 5th November 1864 / Kingston West Canada (possibly)
Campaign MedalsCrimea and possibly Turkish Crimea
Residence at DischargeWolverhampton Staffordshire England
Pension Districts1864 Birmingham
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
1869 Calcutta
1870 Mauritius
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place UK or Ireland 12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival Western AustraliaHOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Abdaston Eccleshall Staffordshire 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 WifeNot married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western Australia1869 to Calcutta India
1870 to Mauritius
1884 In Patient Chelsea Hospital London England
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th February 1891 Chelsea Hospital London England
Bur 18th February 1891 West of London and Westminster Cemetery Earl’s Court Old Brompton England
Date/Place of Death/Burial – WifeNot applicable
Will or ProbateNone located
Further Information1st August 1884 entry into Chelsea Hospital states no known wife or family