PERSONAL DETAILS William DAVEY
Birth date and place c. 1821 Uffculme, Collompton, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place 1 Feb 1821 “Yondercott”, Uffculme, Devon, England.
Civil Census Residences Whalley, Burnley, Lancashire (1851).
Shuttleworth Cottage, Great Warley, Romford, Essex (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Face: oval. Figure: proportionate. General Appearance: healthy.
Marriage date and place 17 Nov 1850 Portsea St Marys Church, Portsea Island, Hampshire.
Spouse Sarah FRANCIS.
Children Thomas Francis 1853 Ingatestone, Essex.
Jane Elizabeth 1857 Ingatestone, Essex.
At least one other child.
Death date and place 19 Mar 1870 Melbourne, Victoria.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 50th (The Queens Own) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1903 Private.
Attestation date and place 29 Jun 1841 Bristol, Gloucester.
Service/Campaigns East Indies 6 years 9 months.
Malta 1 month.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 8 months.
Musters 1841 Bristol [WO12-12166].
1851 Ashton Under Lyne [WO12-6143].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical When first admitted into Hospital in the Crimea had Febris C.C. [continuous fever] and also Rheumatism.  After being one month in Camp Hospital he was sent to Scutari and returned to the Crimea in August 1855 where he remained until July 1856. Is now very weak and totally unfit for active duty. Disability caused by Military Service and climate.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 13 Apr 1857 Belfast.
Length of Service 15 years 289 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1544/131.
Post Discharge Residence Engle’s Town [Ingatestone], Essex.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st E. London District (1857). Melbourne (July 1868).
Pension Amount 7d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood.
Departure and Arrival 13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA 1868 to Melbourne; date and vessel unknown.