TURNER – John 90th Regiment

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90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers

Crimean War Medal

Turkish Crimea Medal

Died at York Hospital

NameTURNER – John
Regiment (s)90th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3850
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th December 1854 / 23 years / Westminster Middlesex England
Tailor (shown as weaver on discharge)
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / Gun shot wound on left thigh
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 1 month
Crimea – 11 months
Length of Service1 year 349 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th November 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Hunt Street Mile End New Town London
Pension Districts1856 1st East London
1863 Tilbury
1863 Western Australia
1874 New Zealand (paid October 1874-dec 1875). Paid Otago and Dunedin
1876 Melbourne (not paid)
1876 South Australia (paid Jan – 30th June 1876)
1876-1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1831 Bethnal Green London Middlesex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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 WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd WifeNASH Sarah Ann
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th December 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNone known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Perth lot 29/H Hay Street Perth
Date Assigned 11th November 1881
Title Application 8th November 1883
Title 6/76 – 0.3.12 3 roods 12 perches
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEastern District Chronicle York Saturday 24th May 1890 – page 6 John Turner 90th regt wrote a letter to the newspaper about the hardship of living on a pension of 8d per day
Departure from Western
Australia
Not clear when left Western Australia for South Australia (pre-1874). John Turner returned to Western Australia (for the rest of his life) sometime in 1876 and married Sarah Nash during this time
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th August 1890 York Hospital Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
 Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 5795/1890/31 List of possession of John Turner that were listed for sale however a note attached saying to cancel the sale due to a will having been found (no sign of said will)
Further InformationDischarge due to a wound received on the attack on the Redan September 8th 1855.
9th September 1879 ‘Complained to the WO of being dismissed from the Enrolled Force and asks for a Court of Inquiry’ 15th May 1881 – subject for investigation.