NAME John SMITHERSName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Placec. 1819 – deduced [WO12-9611-27; WO28-266-102].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place
Land Acquisition in WANone.
Death Date and Place17 Jun 1887 Mt Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#354].
Cause of Death: Old Age. Admitted to Mt Eliza 1 Nov 1873 [Inquirer].
Note: Could be confused with Convict #4299 who arrived in WA on Clara 1857.
Burial Date and PlaceNovember 1887 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesInquirer and Commercial News 22 Jun 1887.
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1247 Private.
Enlistment Date and Place2 Apr 1839 Bolton HQ. First Posting Haydock Lodge [WO12-9611-27].
Age 20 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 0s. 0d.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesNone.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and DateLady Raffles
Dep. 2 Dec 1840 Portsmouth. Arr. 17 Mar 1841 Hobart (disembarked 19 Mar 1841) [WO12-9612-299].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-336].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPerth HQ 24 Feb – 31 Dec 1847 inc. AWOL two days (15 & 16 Oct); On Guard (Dec.).
York 1 Jan – 31 Dec 1848.
Perth HQ 1 Jan 1849 to discharge.
[All sourcing 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 [WO28-266-102].
Length of Service9 years 344 days [WO28-266-102].