PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasHenry JARVIS
Birth date and placec. 1827 Warbleton, Lewes, Sussex, England.
Baptism date and place28 Dec 1827 St Mary’s, Warbleton, Sussex, England.
Civil Census ResidencesKensington Palace Cavalry Barracks, Westminster (1851).
Brompton Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1861).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeCarpenter [WO97 Discharge documents].
Wheeler [Musters & Pay Lists in WA].
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place1st 17 Mar 1854 Wesleyan Chapel, Fremantle, Western Australia.
2nd 18 Aug 1877 St Luke’s Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
Spouse1st Clara Foss DUFFIELD d. 1874.
2nd Frances Elizabeth WHITE d. 1887.
Children1st marriage:
Raglan b. 1855, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Emily b. 1856, Guildford, Western Australia.
Robert Henry b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Jessie Crawl b. 1860, Old Brompton, Chatham, Kent, England.
Vincent Evelyn b. 1863, at sea on ‘Tartar’ en route to Western Australia from England.
Henry James b. 1865, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Clara Penelope b. 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alfred Noakes b. 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cyril Foss b. 1874 (d. 1874), Queenstown, Port Adelaide, South Australia.
2nd marriage – Note not independently researched for this website but sourced from ancestry.com:
Frances Alpha b. 1878, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Dagmar Lulu b. 1880, Southwark, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Frank b. 1882, Southwark, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Grace Darling Clytie b. 1884, Southwark, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Jarvis Gibson Clarence b. 1885, Southwark, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Omega b. 1887 (d. 1887), Southwark, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Death date and place1 May 1906 East Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place2 May 1906 Carrington Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Anglican Section MON AA 0748.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death NoticesWest Australian 2 May 1906.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2324 Sapper.
Attestation date and place14 May 1849 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years.
MustersWO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-169 (1959) Western Australia.
WO11-191 22nd Company, Chatham & Oregon (1861).
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 23 Feb 1854.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 May 1859.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jan 1862.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts Martial (and type)None.
Discharge date and place22 Jul 1863 Pembroke.
Length of Service14 years 75 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1853-16.
WO131-0042. Deferred pension to age 50. Examined in October 1863.
Post Discharge ResidenceFremantle, Western Australia.
Pension DistrictAdelaide (Nov 1877).
Pension4d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA
(see sidebar)
Instructing Warder [Barker p. 111].
Toodyay Convict Depot Jan 1852 to Jul 1856.
Foreman of Works, Convict Establishment 1863 to c.1871.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionMay have applied for land grant or purchase prior to leaving for South Australia [Erickson].
Ship ex-WARobert Morrison.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.
Ship – Return to AustraliaTartar.
Arr. Fremantle 12 Dec 1863.
Left for South Australia c. 1873. Returned to Western Australia after 1887.