PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias James GILLIES.
Birth date and place c. 1820 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Fieldwork 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).
Trade Carpenter/Joiner.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6ΒΌ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.
Marriage date and place 22 Dec 1839 Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.
OR
31 Dec 1839 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Spouse 1st Helen (Ellen) MARR. Died 1854 Western Australia.
2nd Elizabeth BELLINGER or GILLIES (refer 1871 Census tentative).
Children of 1st Marriage George 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 Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1979 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 17 Dec 1839 Edinburgh.
Service/Campaigns Bermuda 4 years 9 months.
Western Australia 4 years 6 months.
Musters WO11-91 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).
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges None.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Court Martial Tried and imprisoned for being drunk 21 Aug to 14 Sep 1855.
28 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 16 Jul 1861 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 187 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1360-242.
Post Discharge Residence 21 Bridgewater Street, Manchester.
Pension District 2nd Manchester (1861).
Pension 8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot May 1852 to Aug 1853.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda. See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.