WILKINSON – John 18th and 52nd Regiment

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NameWILKINSON – John
Regiment (s)18th and 52nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 978 – 18th Regiment
3075 – 52nd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th April 1835 / 20 years / Place not stated
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 3 years 1 month
China – 7 years 6 months
Burmah – 1 year 8 months
Bengal – 6 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 121 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th August 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsChina War Medal 1840-1842
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Clonmel
1857 Kilkenny
1861-1868 Western Australia
1868-1898 Victoria
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1815 Tipperary Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
WILKINSON James
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Judith
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MacKNIGHT Ellen
Date/Place of MarriagePrior to 1856 unknown location
Children by 1st WifeNames and number of children not 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
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Assistant Warder from 13th April 1862 to resignation 14th July 1868
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal Friday 8th August 1862 – page 2
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 4th March 1863 = page 4
Departure from Western
Australia
mid July – September 1868 by unknown ship
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd April 1898 at the convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor Northcote Melbourne Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn 1861 John Wilkinson from Fremantle nominated his 20 year old cousin Mary Harrington from Kilkenny as a government immigrant.