PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias William SPRY 
Birth date and place 13 Sep 1828 Knackers Knowle, Plymouth, Devon, England.
Private Baptism date and place 24 Sep 1828 St Edwards Church, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, Devon.
Civil Census Residences Fore Street, Tamerton Foliott, Plymouth, Devon (1841 tentative).
25 Melbourn Place, Plumstead, Kent (1851).
Westcourt Street, Chatham, Kent (1861).
23 Cambridge Road, Stoke Damerel, Devon (1871).
Knackers Knowle, St Budeaux, Devon (1881).
10 Duke Street, Plymouth, Devon (1891).
Trade Coach Painter.
Lodging House Keeper (1891).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place 4 Sep 1850 St Thomas Charlton Church, Greenwich, Kent.
Spouse Sarah WRIGHT.
Children Ann Elizabeth b. 1851, Woolwich, Kent.
Mary Emma b. 1854 (d.1855), Perth, Western Australia.
Frederick William b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 1897 Q3 Stoke Damerel District, Devon.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2108 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 5 Sep 1848 Devonport, Devon.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 8 years 4 months.
Gibraltar 4 years 7 months.
Malta 3 years 9 months.
Musters WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
WO11-190 9th Company, Corfu (1861).
WO11-193 Chatham Depot (1861).
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corp 1 Aug 1860.
2nd Corp to Corporal 1 Dec 1861.
Corp to Sergeant 1 Jan 1865.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 8 Mar 1870 Cork Harbour.
Length of Service 21 years 185 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1364-90.
Post Discharge Residence 9 Peverel Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth.
Pension 20d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.194].
Convict Depots at Fremantle, Guildford, York, Port Gregory, Freshwater Bay.
York Convict Depot Apr 1854 to Dec 1855 (at least).
Subscriptions to Funds Patriotic Fund 1855.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 9 May 1855.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.