|NAME: John DREURY||Name variations: Drewry, Drury.|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1822/23 Bradwell, Braintree, Essex – not verified [WO23-150 & WO12-9612-154].|
|Baptism Date and Place|
|Marriage Date and Place||28 Sep 1850 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#339A].|
|Children||Elizabeth Ann b. 1851 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1666].|
Clara Maria b. 1853 Middle Swan, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2289].
Isaac John b. 1855 Toodyay, Western Australia – not verified [ERIC p.896].
Constable Fremantle Government Gazette 12 Jun 1849 [& Bark p.59].
|Land Acquisition in WA||None.|
|Death Date and Place||July 1857 Toodyay, Western Australia – not verified [ERIC p.896].|
|Burial Date and Place|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Regiment||96th Regiment of Foot.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1565 Private.|
|Enlistment Date and Place||10 Nov 1840 Chelmsford District [WO12-9612-154].|
Age 18 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 5s. 0d.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 5 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown [WO23-150].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||None.|
|Casualty/Medical||Unfit for service in India and worn out [WO28-266-101].|
Gunshot wound right hand by accident firing a tribute on H.M. birthday [WO23-150].
|Arrival Australia Ship and Date||Prince Regent. Embarked 1 Jul 1841 Gravesend.|
Dep. 7 Aug 1841 Dublin. Arr. 3 Jan 1842 Hobart, [WO12-9613-230 & DPS].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-334].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||York 24 Feb to 30 Nov 1847.|
Perth in custody 1 Dec 1847 to 5 Jan 1848.
Round House, Fremantle in prison 6 Jan to 30 May 1848. After trial at Quarter Sessions 6 Jan 1848.
Perth 1 Jun 31 Jul 1848 in hospital.
Perth HQ 1 Aug 1848 to 12 Mar 1849 inc. On Command Jan & Feb 1849.
Perth HQ 13 Mar 1849 confined after Garrison Court Martial (see below).
[All sourced from WO12-9620 TO 9622].
|Civil Court Quarter Sessions||6 Jan 1848 Perth, before His Honor W H Mackie.|
Charged with stealing money from Peter Fraser, Shepherd. Found guilty; recommended to mercy on the ground of his good character. Sentenced 12 months’ imprisonment and hard labour. Good character testified by Major Bush 96th Regiment.
[Inquirer 12 Jan 1848 p.3].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||Garrison Court Martial 13 Mar 1849. Convicted: Mutilation Accident [WO86-6-119].|
|Discharge Date and Place|
See Additional Notes below
|15 May 1849 General Order [WO-266-101].|
9 Oct 1849 Examination of Invalid Soldiers [WO23-150].
31 Aug 1851 General Order [WO28-266-135]; Pay List 99th Detachment [WO12-9817-50].
|Age at Discharge||c. 27 years|
|Length of Service||c. 9 years.|