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John Walker (1785–?)

John Walker's parents were John Walker and Euphemia Dawson.

Walker arrived in Sydney with the 73rd Regiment of Foot in 1809 aboard the Dromedary. In 1810 he moved to Hobart and in June 1814 he left with his regiment for Ceylon aboard the Windham.

According to his military discharge document of 10 October 1829 he had joined the 73rd Regiment of Foot on 25 March 1807. He joined the 83rd Regiment of Foot in Ceylon on 25 April 1821. He ended his service as a private. He was described as being 44½ years old, five feet 6½ inches tall, with brown hair, black eyes, brown complexion and was by trade a joiner.

In the 1851 Scottish Census he had four children living at home: Mary [May] aged 19, James aged 17, John aged 15, and Euphemia aged 13.

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27 February, 1785
Alva, Stirlingshire, Scotland

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