PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn COLLIS
Birth date and placec. 1834 Glasgow, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesGallowgate, Lanarkshire (1841).
12 Houston Place, Kinning Park, Govan, Lanarkshire (1881).
Burndyke Street, Govan, Lanarkshsire (1891).
29 Alma Street, Govan, Lanarkshire (1901).
See Muster below (1861, 1871).
TradePlasterer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place1st  14 Jul 1854 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
2nd Scotland.
Spouse1st Agnes CRAIG.
2nd Margaret ?
Children of 1st MarriageMary b. 1855, Calton, Glasgow.
John Edward b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William G. b. 1863. Weymouth, Dorset.
Agnes b. 1868, Ireland.
Death date and place
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#2227 Sapper.
Attestation date and place28 Nov 1854 Glasgow.
24 Jul 1866 Curragh Camp, re-engaged for 9 years.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 266 days.
Kinbourne 27 days.
Western Australia 4 years 273 days.
Gibraltar 4 years 137 days.
MustersWO-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
WO11-360 20th Company, Gibraltar (1871)
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place30 Nov 1875 Glasgow.
Length of Service21 years 3 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1850-142.
Post Discharge ResidenceGovan, Glasgow.
Pension DistrictGlasgow.
Pension13d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.39].
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.