Name/Alias Henry JARVIS
Birth date and place c. 1827 Warbleton, Lewes, Sussex, England.
Baptism date and place 28 Dec 1827 St Mary’s, Warbleton, Sussex, England.
Civil Census Residences Kensington Palace Cavalry Barracks, Westminster (1851).
Brompton Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1861).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade Carpenter [WO97 Discharge documents].
Wheeler [Musters & Pay Lists in WA].
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1st 17 Mar 1854 Wesleyan Chapel, Fremantle, Western Australia.
2nd 18 Aug 1877 St Luke’s Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
Spouse 1st Clara Foss DUFFIELD d. 1874.
2nd Frances Elizabeth WHITE d. 1887.
Children 1st 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
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 place 1 May 1906 East Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 2 May 1906 Carrington Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Anglican Section MON AA 0748.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices West Australian 2 May 1906.
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2324 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 14 May 1849 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years.
Musters WO11-126 22nd Company, Chatham & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-169 (1959) Western Australia.
WO11-191 22nd Company, Chatham & Oregon (1861).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 23 Feb 1854.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 May 1859.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jan 1862.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Two Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial (and type) None.
Discharge date and place 22 Jul 1863 Pembroke.
Length of Service 14 years 75 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1853-16.
WO131-0042. Deferred pension to age 50. Examined in October 1863.
Post Discharge Residence Fremantle, Western Australia.
Pension District Adelaide (Nov 1877).
Pension 4d. per diem.
Ship Marion.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. 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 Funds None.
Land Acquisition May have applied for land grant or purchase prior to leaving for South Australia [Erickson].
Ship ex-WA Robert Morrison.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.
Ship – Return to Australia Tartar.
Arr. Fremantle 12 Dec 1863.
Left for South Australia c. 1873. Returned to Western Australia after 1887.