PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasHonourable John James BURY.
Birth date and place22 Oct 1827 Charles Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place15 Dec 1827 St George Hanover Square, St Pancras, Middlesex.
Civil Census ResidencesBoutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon (1861).
ProfessionOfficer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Marriage date and place24 Jun 1852 (tentative).
SpouseCharlotte Theresa AUSTIN.
ChildrenBeaujolois Arabella Charlotte b. 1855, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Georgina Florence b. 1856, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Louisa Emily Austin b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ada Piercy Tighe b. 1859, at sea on ‘Robert Morrison’ en route to England from Western Australia.
Edith P L 1861, at sea (tentative).
Death date and place20 Jan 1864 Exeter, Devon.
Burial date and placeJan 1864 Barnstaple, Devon. Town E Cemetery.
Will and Probate11 Feb 1864 Probate (Letters of Administration), Exeter Registry. Effects under £2000.
Death Notices & ObituariesLondon Times 22 Jan 1864.
Exeter Flying Post 
27 Jan 1864.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers.
Service No. and Rank2nd Lieutenant. Cadet Company.
Attestation date and place17 Dec 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & AbroadUnknown. Statement of Service not extant.
Promotions
(Source: London Gazette)
2nd Lieutenant 17 Dec 1846.
1st Lieutenant 1 Sep 1847.
2nd Captain 21 May 1855.
1st Captain 18 Apr 1860.
Captain on Half-Pay 8 Jul 1862.
Courts Martial (and type)None.
Discharge date and placeDied while serving.
Length of ServiceApprox. 18 years until death.
Statement of Services ReferenceWO25-3913 not extant.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot applicable.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WACaptain in command of 20th Company, Royal Engineers in Western Australia.
Supervising convicts on public works.
Subscriptions to FundsIndian Relief Fund 1858.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WARobert Morrison.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.