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69th Regiment
Emma – Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 August 1867 page 3


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
SiblingsAnn bp 27 August 1816 Buriton Hampshire England
Jane bp 11 June 1820 Buriton Hampshire England
Daniel bp 3 May 1822 Buriton Hampshire England
Dorcas bp 16 January 1825 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
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/BurialDied 1867 Western Australia aboard Emma
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
18 41 Location Fredericton, Canada
1851 Location Malta
Discharge; Due to ophthalmia and chronic rheumatism
In the 1861 Census of England Isaac Davis is living at 15 Chance Street Portsea, Portsea Island Hampshire with his family. His wife Elizabeth is aged 27 and was born in Ireland as was their son William age 8
From his time in Australia it would appear Isaac was a single man, his wife may have decided not to leave Britain. 


In February 1865 after the murder of Messrs Panter, Goldwyer and Harding by aborigines it was decided to send a party of five EPGs to Nichol Bay abord the Clarence Packet. The chosen men were reported as Isaac Davis, Edward Goodall, John Farrell, William Whittle and a man named as Jarvice. The only EPG named Jarvis arrived in WA well after this date. EPGs Joseph Barr and Edward Radford went to Roebuck Bay aboard the Kestrel in September 1865. In 1867, these six EPGs and two others EPGs William Purvis and John Byrne perished aboard the Emma a schooner lost in a cyclone and wrecked off the coast of Coral Bay with the loss of all on board. The EMMA left Port Walcott (near Point Sampson), and the last recorded sighting was a Nichol Bay when the ship stopped there on 31 January 1867. The Emma was last heard from on 3rd March 1867 on departing Port Walcott Western Australia.

Thanks to David Senn of Albany for his research on the wreck of the Emma and Chris Hall’s 2001 article attached.