NAME: John HammondName variations: John Enoch Hammond
Birth Date and Placec. 1825 Tibenham, Buckenham, Norfolk, England [WO97-2965-122].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place7 Oct 1858 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #1218].
SpouseHannah Eliza LEEDER (widow of Charles Foster CLARKSON).
ChildrenJohn Evatt b. 1854 Perth, Western Australia [LDS].
Alice Matilda b. 1855 Perth, Western Australia [LDS].
Jesse Elijah b. 1856 Perth, Western Australia [LDS].
Theophila Susannah b. 1859 Perth, Western Australia [LDS].
OccupationsLabourer [WO7-2965-122].
Police Constable 9 Aug to 29 Nov 1852 [PASH Index].
Assistant to Surveyors, Gardener [ERIC p.1337].
Land Acquisition in WAPensioner land grant  – details not verified.
Death Date and Place12 Sep 1892 Northam, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #711].
Accidental death.
Burial Date and Place13 Sep 1892 Northam Cemetery, Western Australia [Oz Burials].
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesEastern Districts Chronicle 17 Sep 1892.
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1884 Private.
Attestation Date and Place27 May 1843 Norwich, Norfolk [WO97-2965-122].
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: dark.  Eyes: brown.  Hair: brown.
Service/CampaignsAustralia 5 years 6 months.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge 1d. per diem from 29 May 1848 [WO12-9622-114].
Casualty/MedicalRendered unfit for service in the Army – consequence of his being subject to epilepsy. The disease has not been caused or aggravated by his own misconduct. Consider him unfit for the duty of a soldier.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Arrival Australia: Ship and DateHydrabad. Embarked 29 Jun 1843, Gravesend, Kent. [WO12-9615-192 to 199].
Dep. 4 Jul 1843, Deal, Kent. Arr. 17 Oct 1843, Sydney, NSW.
Arr. 4 Nov 1843, Launceston, VDL [TROVE].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-334].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPinjarrah 24 Feb to 31 Dec 1847.
Perth HQ 1 Jan 1848 to 15 May 1849 when conditionally discharged.
[All sourced WO12-9620 TO 9622].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place15 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia – conditional  [WO28-266-101].
13 Nov 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Admission to Pension [WO23-150].
1 Aug 1850 Perth, Western Australia – Final Discharge after furlough [WO12-9813-152].
Age at Discharge24 years.
Length of Service6 years 3 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-2965-122.
Pension DistrictPerth, Western Australia [WO23-31-71].
Pension Amount7d. per diem for18 months [WO23-150].

Accidental Death of John Enoch Hammond reported in Eastern Districts Chronicle on 17th September 1892
Gravestone at Northam Pioneer Cemetery [photograph courtesy Find a Grave Memorial 175940197]