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DAVEY – William 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
British Crimea-Medal Balaklava Alma Inkerman
Sutlej Campaign Medal Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal and Sobraon


NameDAVEY – William
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1903
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th June 1841 / 19 years / Bristol Gloucestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 6 years 8 months
Malta – 1 month
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service15 years 289 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th March 1857 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsSutlej 1845- 1846 with clasps Ferozeshuhur Aliwal and Sobraon
Crimea Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Intended Residence at
Englis Town Essex England
Pension Districts1857 2nd East London
1867 Tilbury
1867-1868 Western Australia
1868-1870 Victoria
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birth1822 Ufculombe (Uffculme) Collumpton Devon England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DAVEY William
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FRANCIS Sarah (NAA transfer document says ARCHER but everything else says FRANCIS including the marriage)
1834 Ingatestone Essex England
Date/Place of Marriage17th November 1850 St Mary’s Portsea Portsmouth England
Children by 1st WifeThomas Francis B1853
Bp 1st May 1853 Ingatestone Essex England
M HOSIE Jane 1877 Victoria
D 28th April 1890 Semaphore Glanville South Australia
(Will VPRS 28/PO unit 529 File 42/632 FMP)
Jane Elizabeth B 1857 Bp 21st June 1857 Ingatestone Essex England
3rd Child Unknown, see “Further Information”
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Tuesday 13th May 1890 page 3 Death notice of Thomas Francis Davey
Departure from Western
1868 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st March 1870 Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 William Davey 1903 Private 50th Foot location Ashton under Lyne
Discharge due to Chronic rheumatism
In the 1861 Census RG 09/1072/133/33 William and his family are living at Shuttleworth Cottage in Great Warley Essex.
William is aged 39 a Chelsea Pensioner and working as a farm labourer. His wife Sarah is aged 27 and was born at Ingatestone Essex as were the children Thomas Francis age 8 and Jane E three years of age .
Request for Transfer to Victoria states has one child over 14 years and 2 children under 14 years.