PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John Barrington DAVIS
Birth date and placec. 1818 Chepstow, Monmouth, Wales.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSee Muster below (1841).
New Road, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
10 Millward Street, Woolwich, Kent (1871).
14 Sultan Road, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1891).
TradeTailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and placePrior to March 1851 UK.
SpouseMaria TAYLOR.
ChildrenBarrington 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 place1892 Q3 Portsea District, Hampshire.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineeers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#120 Sapper.
Attestation date and place14 Sep 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 8 years 7 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
*WO11-191 18th Company, Portsmouth (1861).
PromotionsSapper 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 BadgesThree Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Jan 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service22 years 138 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-82.
Post Discharge Residence14 Fort (? torn page), Sandy Hill, Woolwich, Kent.
Pension DistrictWoolwich (Jan 1863). Newry (May 1863). Woolwich (Jun 1863).
Pension2/- 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 [Barker p.50].
Subscriptions to FundsNightingale Fund 1857.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALincelles
Departure date and destinationDep. 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