Davey, William

Birth date and placec. 1821 Uffculme, Collompton, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place1 Feb 1821 “Yondercott”, Uffculme, Devon, England.
Civil Census ResidencesWhalley, Burnley, Lancashire (1851).
Shuttleworth Cottage, Great Warley, Romford, Essex (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Face: oval. Figure: proportionate. General Appearance: healthy.
Marriage date and place17 Nov 1850 Portsea St Marys Church, Portsea Island, Hampshire.
SpouseSarah FRANCIS.
ChildrenThomas Francis 1853 Ingatestone, Essex.
Jane Elizabeth 1857 Ingatestone, Essex.
At least one other child.
Death date and place19 Mar 1870 Melbourne, Victoria.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)50th (The Queens Own) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1903 Private.
Attestation date and place29 Jun 1841 Bristol, Gloucester.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 6 years 9 months.
Malta 1 month.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 8 months.
Musters1841 Bristol [WO12-12166].
1851 Ashton Under Lyne [WO12-6143].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalWhen 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place13 Apr 1857 Belfast.
Length of Service15 years 289 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1544/131.
Post Discharge ResidenceEngle’s Town [Ingatestone], Essex.
Post Discharge Pension District1st E. London District (1857). Melbourne (July 1868).
Pension Amount7d. per diem.
Departure and Arrival13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA1868 to Melbourne; date and vessel unknown.