PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasFrancis LEWIS
Birth date and placec. 1830 Thatcham, Berkshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesWest Mills, Newbury, Berkshire (1841 tentative).
3 Flaxman’s Alley, Brompton, Chatham, Kent (1851).
59 Princes Road, Plumstead, Lewisham, Kent (1861).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeTailor.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place16 Jun 1850 St Mary Magdalene Church, Gillingham, Kent.
SpouseMary Ann COLLINS.
ChildrenFrancis Samuel b. 1851 (baptised Samuel Francis), New Brompton, Kent.
[As Samuel Francis he enlisted in Royal Engineers 1864 aged 12 years 11 months].
Catherine Mary b. 1853, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William Henry b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1862, Medway District, Kent.
Note: Four of the Lewis children above are recorded on the 1870 passenger list to
Toronto and the 1871 Census in Ontario, Canada [documents courtesy Christine Caroppo].
Death date and placePresumed between April 1861 (census) and August 1867 (when widow marries
George Sussex).
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#2062 Sapper.
Attestation date and placec. 1848.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 8 years 5 months.
MustersWO11-126 Detachment, Chatham (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Woolwich (1861).
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal (1861).
Possibly other promotions/reductions.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/Medical
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place
Length of Service
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence
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.
Subscriptions to FundsNightingale Fund 1857.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan. 
Departure date and destinationDep. 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.