PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasWilliam DAVIES (Davis) 
Birth date and placeMarch 1824 Overton, Flintshire, Wales.
Baptism date and place26 Jan 1825 St Mary the Virgin Church, Overton, Flintshire.
Civil Census ResidencesBowling Green Inn, Overton, Flintshire (1841).
Donholme Gate Inn, Bradford, Yorkshire, England (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeMiner/Land Surveyor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place19 Sep 1848 St Mary Bishophill Junior Church, York, Yorkshire.
SpouseJane POTTER.
ChildrenCharles Edward b. 1850 Otley, Yorkshire.
William Montague b. 1852 (d.1854) Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land.
Llewellyn Lloyd. b. 1854, Hobart, Van Diemen’s Land.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1732 Private.
Attestation date and place22 Jan 1847 Liverpool, Lancashire.
Service/CampaignsVan Diemen’s Land 3 years 314 days.
Western Australia 4 years 112 days.
MustersWO11-126 19th Company, York (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
Promotions & ReductionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
2nd Corporal to Sapper 28 Mar 1861.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesNone.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
District Courts Martial1st: Fremantle 6 Dec 1858, Habitual Drunkenness.
Deprived 1d. a day for 12 months.
Imprisoned 3 months with Hard Labour, 6 Dec 1858 to 27 Feb 1859.
2nd: Perth 11 Apr 1861, Drunk in Office.
Reduced to the Ranks.
Imprisoned 56 days with Hard Labour.
Civil CourtArrest Warrant issued 8 Jun 1859.
Committed for trial July Quarter Sessions Perth, 1859.
For conveying out of the Establishment, and aiding in the disposal of, a handsome turning lathe, which had been manufactured in the blacksmith’s shop there. Acquitted.
Discharge date and place21 Dec 1861 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Length of Service14 years 266 days (WO97) or 15 years 2 months (WO131).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-2633-121.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge ResidenceSydney, New South Wales.
Pension DistrictSydney.
Pension4d. per diem. Deferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity.
DP forms sent from War Office to Sydney 26 Aug 1885.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15]; no evidence that land was acquired.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 1 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WAUnknown.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle for Sydney, NSW c.1862.