NAME: John GASKINName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Placec. 1818.
Baptism Date and Place
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Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place
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Will and Probate
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1324 Private.
Enlistment Date and Place12 Aug 1839 Liverpool HQ [WO12-9611-74].
Age 21 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 17s. 6d.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and DateLord Lyndoch.
11 Feb 1840 from Plymouth, England dep. 11 Sep 1840 [WO12-9612-299 & DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-335].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaYork 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 AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place14 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 Discharge30 years 4 months [WO28-266-102].
Length of Service9 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].