Name/Alias John COLLIS
Birth date and place c. 1834 Glasgow, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Gallowgate, Lanarkshire (1841).
12 Houston Place, Kinning Park, Govan, Lanarkshire (1881).
Burndyke Street, Govan, Lanarkshsire (1891).
29 Alma Street, Govan, Lanarkshire (1901).
See Muster below (1871).
Trade Plasterer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1st  14 Jul 1854 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
2nd Scotland.
Spouse 1st Agnes CRAIG.
2nd Margaret ?
Children of 1st Marriage Mary 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
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2227 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 28 Nov 1854 Glasgow.
24 Jul 1866 Curragh Camp, re-engaged for 9 years.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 266 days.
Kinbourne 27 days.
Western Australia 4 years 273 days.
Gibraltar 4 years 137 days.
Musters WO-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
WO11-360 20th Company, Gibraltar (1871)
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 30 Nov 1875 Glasgow.
Length of Service 21 years 3 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1850-142.
Post Discharge Residence Govan, Glasgow.
Pension District Glasgow.
Pension 13d. per diem.
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.39].
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.