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70th Regiment of Foot – Surrey Colours
71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
NameTURNER – John
Regiment (s)70th and 71st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1103 / 2099
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th November 1837 / 19 years / Watford Hertfordshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Hazel / Grey / Much pitted with small pox
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 5 months
Canada – 2 years 6 months
West Indies – 3 years 2 months
Corfu – 1 year 10 months
Crimea – 1 year 4 months
Malta – 1 month
Length of Service21 years 191 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 7th September 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea
Crimean Turkish
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1858 Newry
1860 2nd Belfast
1865 Tilbury
1865-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/5½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Abbey St. Albans Hertfordshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Mary Ann Sedgewick nee Torney
Born 24 September 1828 Bellary Madras India
Date/Place of Marriage7 April 1852 Downpatrick, Down Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
1800 Downpatrick Down Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WOODS Judy (widow)
B c 1798
M 11 December 1827 Bellary Madras India
1st wife previous marriage detailsHusband: Daniel Sedgewick
M 3rd March 1847 Downpatrick, Down, Ireland
1 child Alice Esther Sedgewick b c 1849
Land Grants Western
By Purchase Fremantle Town Lots 670,671, and 674 at £6 per acre 15 November 1865
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21 March 1870
Date/Place of Death/Burial
A Mary Ann Turner died on 8 July 1868 and is buried in the East Perth Cemetery (Church of England) no further details
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 70th Foot 1103 Private John Turner stationed West Indies and La Prairie Canada
1851 71st Foot 2099 Corporal John Turner stationed at Dublin Ireland
Discharge due to Chronic rheumatism
Purchased land Fremantle lots 670 671 and 674 £6.0.0 per lot