PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJosiah AVERY
Birth date and placec. 1818 Trebudannan, St Columb, Cornwall.
Baptism date and place25 Dec 1818 St Columb Major Parish Church, Cornwall.
Civil Census ResidencesSee 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).
TradeSmith.
Licenced Victuallar & Inn Keeper (1861-1871).
Copper Miner (1881).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place3 Aug 1840 Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
SpouseElizabeth KESSELL.
ChildrenElizabeth 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 place1889 Q3 St Columb District, Cornwall.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1920 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 20 Aug 1839 St. Columb, Cornwall.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 7 years 10 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-92 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.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 Gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalClaimed to have lost total use of left eye at Gibraltar.
Regimental Court Martial14 Jan 1847 Gibraltar.
Discharge date and place25 Sep 1860 St Columb, Cornwall.
Length of Service21 years 37 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1359-36.
Post Discharge ResidenceSt Columb, near Bodmin, Cornwall.
Pension District3rd Plymouth (1860). Falmouth (1861). 1st Plymouth (Oct 1876).
Pension1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.8].
Freshwater Bay Convict Depot.
Blacksmith’s Shop, Fremantle Prison.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.

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