PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Josiah AVERY
Birth date and place c. 1818 Trebudannan, St Columb, Cornwall.
Baptism date and place 25 Dec 1818 St Columb Major Parish Church, Cornwall.
Civil Census Residences See Muster below (1841).
18 Manor Street, Gillingham, Medway, Kent (1851).
Stag Iron, Fore Street, St Austell, Cornwall (1861).
Carlyon Arms, Brays Place, St Austell, Cornwall (1871).
Pensilva, St Ives, Liskeard, Cornwall (1881).
Trade Smith.
Licenced Victuallar & Inn Keeper (1861-1871).
Copper Miner (1881).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 3 Aug 1840 Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
Spouse Elizabeth KESSELL.
Children Elizabeth Ann b. 1850, Woolwich, Kent.
Josiah William b. 1853 (d.1853), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edward James b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Rebecca Nancy b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Josiah William b. 1860, Charlestown, Cornwall.
Rebecca Kessell b. 1863, Charlestown, Cornwall.
Eliza Lilias b. 1866, Charlestown, Cornwall.
Death date and place 1889 Q3 St Columb District, Cornwall.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1920 Sapper.
Attestation date and place  20 Aug 1839 St. Columb, Cornwall.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 7 years 10 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-92 Woolwich. Note: Gibraltar, 7th Company with Captain Gordon’s Detachment (1841).
WO11-124 11th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 Gratuity).
Casualty/Medical Claimed to have lost total use of left eye at Gibraltar.
Regimental Court Martial 14 Jan 1847 Gibraltar.
Discharge date and place 25 Sep 1860 St Columb, Cornwall.
Length of Service 21 years 37 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1359-36.
Post Discharge Residence St Columb, near Bodmin, Cornwall.
Pension District 3rd Plymouth (1860). Falmouth (1861). 1st Plymouth (Oct 1876).
Pension 1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.8].
Freshwater Bay Convict Depot.
Blacksmith’s Shop, Fremantle Prison.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.