Name/Alias William DAVIES (Davis) 
Birth date and place March 1824 Overton, Flintshire, Wales.
Baptism date and place 26 Jan 1825 St Mary the Virgin Church, Overton, Flintshire.
Civil Census Residences Bowling Green Inn, Overton, Flintshire (1841).
Donholme Gate Inn, Bradford, Yorkshire, England (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade Miner/Land Surveyor.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 19 Sep 1848 St Mary Bishophill Junior Church, York, Yorkshire.
Spouse Jane POTTER.
Children Charles 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
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1732 Private.
Attestation date and place 22 Jan 1847 Liverpool, Lancashire.
Service/Campaigns Van Diemen’s Land 3 years 314 days.
Western Australia 4 years 112 days.
Musters WO11-126 19th Company, York (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
Promotions & Reductions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
2nd Corporal to Sapper 28 Mar 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges None.
Casualty/Medical None.
District Courts Martial 1st: 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 Court Arrest 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 place 21 Dec 1861 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Length of Service 14 years 266 days (WO97) or 15 years 2 months (WO131).
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-2633-121.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge Residence Sydney, New South Wales.
Pension District Sydney.
Pension 4d. per diem. Deferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity.
DP forms sent from War Office to Sydney 26 Aug 1885.
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition Eligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15]; no evidence that land was acquired.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 1 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WA Unknown.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle for Sydney, NSW c.1862.