PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJames GILLIES.
Birth date and placec. 1820 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesFieldwork Terrace, Gillingham, Chatham, Kent (1841).
New Road, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
7 Canal Street, Manchester, Lancashire (1871 tentative).
19 Tickle Street, Manchester, Lancahsire (1881 tentative).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
TradeCarpenter/Joiner.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.
Marriage date and place22 Dec 1839 Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.
OR
31 Dec 1839 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Spouse1st Helen (Ellen) MARR. Died 1854 Western Australia.
2nd Elizabeth BELLINGER or GILLIES (refer 1871 Census tentative).
Children of 1st MarriageGeorge b. 1841. Chatham, Kent.
James b. 1843, Bermuda, West Indies.
Agnes b. 1848, Sheerness, Kent.
John b. 1852 (d.1852), Albany, Western Australia.
William John b. 1854 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1979 Sapper.
Attestation date and place17 Dec 1839 Edinburgh.
Service/CampaignsBermuda 4 years 9 months.
Western Australia 4 years 6 months.
MustersWO11-91 5th Company, Chatham (1841).
WO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Chatham (1861).
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesNone.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Court MartialTried and imprisoned for being drunk 21 Aug to 14 Sep 1855.
28 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place16 Jul 1861 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 187 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-242.
Post Discharge Residence21 Bridgewater Street, Manchester.
Pension District2nd Manchester (1861).
Pension8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot May 1852 to Aug 1853.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WAEsmeralda. See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.