PERSONAL DETAILSJohn COLLIS
Birth date and placec. 1834 Glasgow, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesGallowgate, Lanarkshire (1841).
12 Houston Place, Kinning Park, Govan, Lanarkshire (1881).
Burndyke Street, Govan, Lanarkshsire (1891).
29 Alma Street, Govan, Lanarkshire (1901).
See Musters below (1858-1871).
Occupations pre-WAPlasterer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place1st 14 Jul 1854, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
2nd Scotland.
Spouse1st Agnes CRAIG.
2nd Margaret ?
Children of 1st MarriageMary 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 place28 Nov 1854, Glasgow.
24 Jul 1866 Curragh Camp, re-engaged for 9 years.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 266 days.
Kinbourne 27 days.
Western Australia 4 years 273 days.
Gibraltar 4 years 137 days.
Musters1858 to 1862 Western Australia [WO11-158 to WO11-207].
1871 Gibraltar [WO11-360].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place30 Nov 1875 Glasgow.
Length of Service21 years 3 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1850/142.
Post Discharge ResidenceGovan, Glasgow.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictGlasgow.
Pension Amount13d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationInstructing Warder [Barker p.39].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WALincelles. Dep. Fremantle 27 Sep 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.