VANCE – John Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade

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Royal Artillery Badge

British Crimea Medal (Alma Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps)

Turkish Crimea Medal

Legion d’Honeur medal

Land Grant

NameVANCE – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 1141
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd August 1841 / 18 years 5 months / Lisburn Antrim Ireland
Helper to a Smith
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Dark / Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 6 years 1 month
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 10 months
Length of Service21 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 19th August 1862 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Inkerman Balaklava and Sebastopol clasps
French Military War Medal
Turkish Crimean War Medal
Intended Residence at
Woolwich Kent England
Pension Districts1862 1st East London
1864 Woolwich
1865-1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/2d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1823 Belfast Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
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Date/Place of Birth
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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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Sound at Willagee Swamp Lot 228
20 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th January 1891 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1882 half pension suspended for feloniously stealing with 4 months imprisonment.  Other half paid to wife for period of imprisonment