Name/Alias Francis LEWIS
Birth date and place c. 1830 Thatcham, Berkshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences West 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).
Trade Tailor.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 16 Jun 1850 St Mary Magdalene Church, Gillingham, Kent.
Spouse Mary Ann COLLINS.
Children Francis 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 place Presumed between April 1861 (census) and August 1867 (when widow marries
George Sussex).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2062 Sapper.
Attestation date and place c. 1848.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years 5 months.
Musters WO11-126 Detachment, Chatham (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Woolwich (1861).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal (1861).
Possibly other promotions/reductions.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place
Length of Service
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan. 
Departure date and destination Dep. 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.