PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasDaniel RYAN 
Birth date and place7 Nov 1827 London (see sidebar).
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences14 North Row, Kensington, Middlesex (1841).
Mill Dam Barracks, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeBricklayer.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place11 May 1859 St John’s R.C. Church, Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseSarah Mary WILLY/WILLEY/WILLIE.
ChildrenMary Anne b. 1861, Perth, Western Australia.
George b. 1863, Perth, Western Australia.
Charles b. 1865, Adelaide, South Australia.
Sarah Agnes b. 1868, Portland Estate, Adelaide, South Australia.
Ellen b. 1870, Adelaide, South Australia.
Elizabeth Jane b. 1872, Melbourne, Victoria.
Death date and place12 Sep 1874 Newton, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cause of Death: Disease of Brain 2 years.
Burial date and placeSeptember 1874 Grafton Cemetery (tentative), Auckland, New Zealand.
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 21st & 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2223 Sapper.
Attestation date and placec. 1849.
Service/CampaignsBermuda c. 3 years.
Western Australia 4 years.
MustersWO11-126 21st Company Chatham & Portsmouth (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-203 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions & ReductionsPrivate to 2nd Corporal 1 Jul 1855.
2nd Corporal to Private May 1856.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Court MartialMay 1856 reduced to rank of Private (offence unknown).
Discharge date and place7 Jan 1862 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Servicec. 8 years.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge ResidencePerth, Western Australia.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.185].
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment from 6 Jan 1864 to 19 Apr 1864.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land; no evidence that land was acquired.
Newspaper ArticlesAuckland Star 14 Sep 1874.
Ship ex-WAUnknown.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle between April 1864 and July 1865 for Adelaide, South Australia.
Dep. Adelaide between 1870 and 1872 for Melbourne, Victoria.
Dep. Melbourne 21 Feb 1873 for New Zealand on SS Hero.
Resided in Thames and Auckland, New Zealand.