PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasWilliam CROWDY
Birth date and placec. 1820  Chalgrove, Thame, Oxfordshire, England.
Baptism date and place8 Oct 1820 Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.
Civil Census Residences9 Spray Building, Plumstead, Lewisham, Kent (1851).
TradeCollar-maker.
Diver (see sidebar).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place28 May 1849 St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent.
SpouseJessie SMITH.
ChildrenCharles 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 place1866 Q2 Lewisham District, London.
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#433 Sapper.
Attestation date and place20 Aug 1841 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsChina 4 years 7 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1872) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFive Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place6 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 79 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-50.
Post Discharge ResidenceChalgrove, Tetsworth, Oxfordshire.
Pension District
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.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.