PERSONAL DETAILS John COLLIS
Birth date and place c. 1834 Glasgow, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Gallowgate, Lanarkshire (1841).
12 Houston Place, Kinning Park, Govan, Lanarkshire (1881).
Burndyke Street, Govan, Lanarkshsire (1891).
29 Alma Street, Govan, Lanarkshire (1901).
See Muster below (1871).
Occupations pre-WA Plasterer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1st 14 Jul 1854, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
2nd Scotland.
Spouse 1st Agnes CRAIG.
2nd Margaret ?
Children of 1st Marriage Mary b. 1855, Calton, Glasgow.
John Edward b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William G. b. 1863. Weymouth, Dorset.
Agnes b. 1868, Ireland.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Regiment No. and Rank #2227 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 28 Nov 1854, Glasgow.
24 Jul 1866 Curragh Camp, re-engaged for 9 years.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 266 days.
Kinbourne 27 days.
Western Australia 4 years 273 days.
Gibraltar 4 years 137 days.
Musters WO-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
WO11-360 20th Company, Gibraltar (1871).
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 30 Nov 1875 Glasgow.
Length of Service 21 years 3 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1850/142.
Post Discharge Residence Govan, Glasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District Glasgow.
Pension Amount 13d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival 23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Instructing Warder [Barker p.39].
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Lincelles. Dep. Fremantle 27 Sep 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.