Name/Alias William CROWDY
Birth date and place c. 1820  Chalgrove, Thame, Oxfordshire, England.
Baptism date and place 8 Oct 1820 Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.
Civil Census Residences 9 Spray Building, Plumstead, Lewisham, Kent (1851).
Trade Collar-maker.
Diver (see sidebar).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 28 May 1849 St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent.
Spouse Jessie SMITH.
Children Charles b. 1850, Woolwich, Kent.
William b. 1851, at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route from London to Western Australia.
Henry b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Ann b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 1866 Q2 Lewisham District, London.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #433 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 20 Aug 1841 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns China 4 years 7 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1872) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 6 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 79 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1360-50.
Post Discharge Residence Chalgrove, Tetsworth, Oxfordshire.
Pension District
Pension 1/1d. per diem.
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
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.