Name/Alias Daniel RYAN 
Birth date and place 7 Nov 1827 London (see sidebar).
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 14 North Row, Kensington, Middlesex (1841).
Mill Dam Barracks, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire (1851).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade Bricklayer.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 11 May 1859 St John’s R.C. Church, Perth, Western Australia.
Children Mary 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 place 12 Sep 1874 Newton, Auckland, New Zealand.
Cause of Death: Disease of Brain 2 years.
Burial date and place September 1874 Grafton Cemetery (tentative), Auckland, New Zealand.
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 21st & 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2223 Sapper.
Attestation date and place c. 1849.
Service/Campaigns Bermuda c. 3 years.
Western Australia 4 years.
Musters WO11-126 21st Company Chatham & Portsmouth (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-203 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions & Reductions Private to 2nd Corporal 1 Jul 1855.
2nd Corporal to Private May 1856.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Court Martial May 1856 reduced to rank of Private (offence unknown).
Discharge date and place 7 Jan 1862 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service c. 8 years.
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence Perth, Western Australia.
Ship Nile
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.185].
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment from 6 Jan 1864 to 19 Apr 1864.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition Eligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land; no evidence that land was acquired.
Newspaper Articles Auckland Star 14 Sep 1874.
Ship ex-WA Unknown.
Departure date and destination Dep. 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.