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23rd Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
40th Somersetshire Regiment
Gwalior Star 1843 Maharajpoor
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal



NameDAVIS / DAVIES – Daniel
Regiment (s)40th and 23rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1172 – 40th Regiment
4489 – 23rd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1) 12th June 1839 / 19 years / Wells Somerset England
Paper maker
2) 22nd November 1854 / 34 years / Winchester Hampshire England
Paper maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light brown / Grapeshot wound right thigh
Overseas Service/DurationScinde and Afghanistan – 3 years
East Indies – 2 years 10 months
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 6 months
Length of Service1) 9 years 131 days
2) 2 years 141 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge1) Private / 30th October 1848 / Dublin Ireland
2) Private / 14th April 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan Medal inscribed “Candahar – Ghunzee – Cabool” 1842
Gwalior Star (Maharajpoor) 28th December 1843
Crimea Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Christ’s Parish Bristol England
Pension Districts1848 Bristol for 2 years
1857 Bristol
1862 Tilbury
1862- March 1865 Perth Western Australia
1865- 30th June 1870 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem temporary from 23rd December -31 December 1850
8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1820 Llenango (Llandogo) Monmouth Monmouthshire Wales
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DAVIES William
c 1781 Monmouthshire Wales
Date/Place of Birth
c 1785 Lyn Norfolk England (1851 Census)
Not yet known
SiblingsElizabeth B c1826 Monmouthshire Wales
Harriet B c1826 Monmouthshire Wales
Mary B c1829 Monmouthshire Wales
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
THOMAS Jane (Tentative- refer 1851 Census)
1825 Bristol Gloucestershire (Tentative – refer 1851 Census)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1865 – Pension paid WA to 31st March
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1870 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationServed two discrete periods of army service
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Daniel Davis 1172 Private 40th Foot location Quettah BombayDischarge 30th October 1848 due to a wound in the right thigh at the battle of Maharajpoor by a gunshot “The ball was lodged at the time and was many months in hospital and he was sent home having done no duty; In 1846 the ball was removed at Chatham and the fascia lata divided. The support being lost to the muscles when in action prevents him marching and when he attempts to do so cause edema of the extremity. He also fracture of the clavicle in 1846 off duty”.
Discharge 14th April 1857 due to dyspepsia and continuing problems with former injuries
In the 1851 Census HO 109/1948/204/30 Daniel and his wife Jane are living at 5 Duck Lane Bristol. Daniel is age 30 working as a paper maker born Monmouthshire while Jane is age 26 a laundress born Bristol, there are no children listed.