DAVIS – John Law HEIC 2nd Madras European Light Infantry

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NameDAVIS – John Law
Regiment (s)HEIC 2nd Madras European Light Infantry
Regiment Number (s) 235
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
c1846 / 24 years /  Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fair / Hazel / Dark Brown / Head injury
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC Madras Presidency – 2 years
Length of Service2 years 4 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th April 1850 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 2nd East London
1853-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Newry Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DAVIS Benjamin
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WOOD Amelia Sarah
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd July 1856 location not yet known
Children by 1st WifeAmelia B 1857 Swan District Western Australia
M YOUNG William 5th June 1876 Western Australia
William Henry B 19th June 1858 Western Australia
M HARDWICK Ada Emily 16th June 1887 Western Australia
D 6th August 1931 Western Australia
bur Baptist Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Frederick B 1859 Western Australia
D 6th July 1918 Western Australia
John B 1863 Western Australia
D 1865 Guildford Western Australia
Benjamin Henry B 1863 Western Australia
M OAKLEY Arabella Jane 1st June 1884 Western Australia
D 11th November 1930 Claremont Western Australia
Elizabeth (Bessie) Fanny B 1866 Western Australia
M SINCLAIR George Jeffrey 6th November 1889 C. of E. Perth Western Australia
Joseph B 16th August 1868
M MONK Sarah 26th March 1899
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WOOD Peter
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeBATES John
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
1857 occupying West Guildford Lot P114: 10th October 1864 applied for Title to West Guildford Lot P114
Occupation after
Caretaker / Guard of unoccupied EPF cottages at Guildford
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd June 1870 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1890 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe Law Davis property 1 Surrey Street Guildford has been renovated and is still standing. The cottage was lived in until after WWII and was eventually handed over to the care of Bassendean Historical Society who maintain it.

10th November 1847 embarked from England for India per “Thetis”