|NAME: John GASKIN||Name variations: None encountered.|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1818.|
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|Regiment||96th Regiment of Foot.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1324 Private.|
|Enlistment Date and Place||12 Aug 1839 Liverpool HQ [WO12-9611-74].|
Age 21 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 17s. 6d.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins.|
|Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and Date||Lord Lyndoch.|
11 Feb 1840 from Plymouth, England dep. 11 Sep 1840 [WO12-9612-299 & DPS].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-335].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||York 24 Feb to 30 Nov 1847.|
Perth HQ 1 Dec 1847 to 31 Dec 1848.
Rottnest 1 Jan to 14 May 1849 when discharge recommended [WO28-266-102].
[All sourced WO12-9620 TO 9622].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||14 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Conditional [WO28-266-102].|
1 Feb 1851 Horse Guards, Westminster, London.
1 Jul 1851 Commandant, Perth, Western Australia.
Purchased Discharge for £4 0s. 0d. [WO28-266-132].
|Age at Discharge||30 years 4 months [WO28-266-102].|
|Length of Service||9 years 123 days [WO28-266-102].|
|Here is a man with no verifiable identity in Western Australia or any other State after his discharge: no marriage, children, death or probate records.|
20 May 1850: List of unclaimed letters in Government Gazette, Western Australia (as G Gaskin) [TROVE].
1851: Employed two ticket of leave men, Perth, Western Australia [ERIC p.1162].
30 Apr 1852: Witness at Inquest, Guildford, Western Australia into accidental death of Joseph Dyke, Parkhurst Boy (as John Gaskin/Gaskins) [TROVE].
5 Nov 1853: List of unclaimed letters General Post Office, Western Australia (as John Gaskins) [TROVE].
11 Feb 1863: Petty Sessions vs Thomas Hill, Colnac Courts, Victoria (as John Gaskin) [Reg.301-PO-Vol 25].
10 Feb 1863: Petty Sessions vs John Marquis, Dunolly Courts, Victoria (as John Gaskin) [Reg. 301-PO-Vol 2].
19 Aug 1849 Henrietta – from London, Fremantle to Adelaide (as ? Gaskin) [TROVE].
13 Jan 1853 Mary Clarke – Melbourne to Adelaide (as ? Gaskin x 2) [TROVE].
30 Mar 1853 Unknown ship Hobart to Melbourne (as John Gasken, 28 years goldseeker) [TAS Index CUS36/1/507].