|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).
|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.|
|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.
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|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|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.|
|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||4d. per diem. Deferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity.
DP forms sent from War Office to Sydney 26 Aug 1885.
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle for Sydney, NSW c.1862.|