PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias  John Barrington DAVIS
Birth date and place c. 1818 Chepstow, Monmouth, Wales.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences See Muster below (1841).
New Road, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
10 Millward Street, Woolwich, Kent (1871).
14 Sultan Road, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1891).
Trade Tailor.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place Prior to March 1851 UK.
Spouse Maria TAYLOR.
Children Barrington Joseph b. 1853, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Emma Theresa b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
James William b. 1859, Freemantle, Western Australia.
Jane Ann b. 1861, Freemantle, Western Australia.
Ann Elizabeth b. 1865, Woolwich, Kent.
Death date and place 1892 Q3 Portsea District, Hampshire.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineeers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #120 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 14 Sep 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Cape of Good Hope 8 years 7 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
*WO11-191 18th Company, Portsmouth (1861).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Aug 1846.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 12 Apr 1848.
Corporal to Sergeant 15 Aug 1855.
Sergeant to Colour Sergeant 1 May 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Three Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Jan 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service 22 years 138 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1360-82.
Post Discharge Residence 14 Fort (? torn page), Sandy Hill, Woolwich, Kent.
Pension District Woolwich (Jan 1863). Newry (May 1863). Woolwich (Jun 1863).
Pension 2/- per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.50].
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
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.
*Note: Conflicting Muster Rolls & Pay Lists record Davis being in Western Australia (assigned to 18th Company) and in Portsmouth (serving with 18th Company)  concurrently in Q2 1861 and 1862