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Colour Sergeant John Mason (........)

Back To . . .63rd Foot West Suffolk Regiment
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  • Ship Arrived on : "Lord Melville "
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary
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    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Western Australia
    Children :
    1 . Benjamin, Mason (b......d.)
    History & Achievements :

    John Mason, a colour sergeant in 4 Company, 63rd Regiment, and his wife Mary arrived in VDL with their

    first child Benjamin, born on the journey out. The vessel is thought to have been either the Lord Melville or the Mellish. On 28th January 1831, John left VDL on board the Isabella along with the detachment sent to King Georges Sound to relieve the 39th Regiment. The family came with him arriving in KGS 19th March 1831 after first calling at Swan River. John had taken a demotion to sergeant in order to join Company 2 in W.A and he served in KGS until March 1834 when the regiment left for Madras and he received an official discharge to remain as a settler in W.A. during his time in King George Sound.