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69th Regiment
Died aboard wreck of EMMA – Perth Gazette 12 July 1867


NameDAVIS / DAVIES – Isaac
Regiment (s)69th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1141
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th February 1837 / 18 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year
North America – 3 years 7 months
Mediterranean – 3 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 258 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1858 / Inquiry Fermoy, Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Southwick Hampshire England
Pension Districts1858 2nd Portsmouth
1860 1st Portsmouth
1862-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Berriton Petersfield Hampshire England
Date/Place of Baptism14 April 1818 Buriton Hampshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
SiblingsJane bp 11 June 1820 Buriton Hampshire England
Daniel bp 3 May 1822 Buriton Hampshire England
Possible 1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Elizabeth (see 1861 Census)
B 1834 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Possible Children by 1st WifeWilliam
B 1853 Ireland
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 ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 17 February 1865 page 2: Departure of the pensioners who were later lost on the Emma from Fremantle on the Clarence Packet
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 26th July 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23rd August 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 30th August 1867 – page 2 – Emma
The West Australian Monday 22nd March 1886 – page 3 – Emma
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burialc 3rd March 1867 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFrom his time in Australia it would appear Isaac was a single man so the information in the 1861 census may not be pensioner Isaac Davis, alternately his wife may have decided not to leave Britain.
Isaac Davis was one of five pensioners who were sent to Roebuck Bay to find and bring to justice the killers of Messrs Harding, Panter and Goldwyer. In 1865 they were returning to Fremantle on the Emma when it was lost with all hands in 1867.
One of a group of men from the Enrolled Pensioner Force who perished on board “Emma” last heard of 3rd March 1867 on departure Port Walcott Western Australia
This man not named in Newspaper Articles although WO23/29 states this man was “Lost on Emma”.