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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge
80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire
Afghan War – Jellalabad Medal
NameDAVIS  – William
Regiment (s)13th and 80th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 595 / 2328
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th October 1825 / 14 years / Rochester Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Sallow / Hazel / Black / –
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 21 years – including Afghanistan
Length of Service22 years 57 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd December 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsFrom his record of service entitled to the following medals
1. Gun Action at Jellalahabad (General Action)
2. Capture of Cabul
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1851 South London
1853 – 1858 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853  London  England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1811 Dartford Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DAVIS Isaac (possible)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MULCHAY Juliet/Julia/Judith
B c1811 place not yet known
M1 Thomas Brindle 1841 in Sydney NSW, a corporal 28regiment dies age 33 on 27 March 1847 en route to Mount Aboo, India. In February 1835 the 28th started its voyage from England, twenty-three ships in all, bound for New South Wales in Australia. Here they were to remain until 1842, when they left for India.
M2 Matthew Hayes 3rd January 1848 Bombay India, he is a corporal in the 22nd regiment
Date/Place of Marriage12th January 1852 Old Brompton Holy Trinity Kent England
1st Wife’s childrenThomas Brindle
B 1842 Sydney New South Wales Australia
William Brindle
B Poona India 4 January 1845
Mother Julia, father Thomas Brindle
James Brindle
B Deesa India 23 February 1847
Mother Julia, father Thomas Brindle
D 21st February 1904 Cottesloe Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC section
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
North Fremantle P 12 1 acre Swan Street down to the river.
Assigned 31 December 1853
Title Application 3rd October 1864
Title Deed 2008
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 27 February 1904 page 16 obituary of son James Brindle Davis
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial16 April 1858 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Burial 1st September 1878 Skinner Street Cemetery  Fremantle  Western Australia age 67
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1878/556 Juliet Davis
Will dated 9 April 1878 whereby Juliet left her entire estate to her son James Brindel who was also named the sole executor
Probate granted 16 September 1878 value of estate less than £150
Further InformationTransferred to 80th Foot 1st December 1844
The WO97 for William Davis said he served with the Army of the Indus during the Campaign in Afghanistan in 1838-1842. He was present at the storming of Ghunzee July 1839 and the forts of Loolgah and Darrah. Was present at the retreat from Cabool, Jellalabad 1841 and the defence of the latter fortress. Present at the action Jellalabad 7 April 1842, Jugdullack, 8th September Tegun13 September and recapture of Cabool 15 September 1842
Discharge due to worn out by long service in a tropical climate and the results of a fall sustained in 1845 at Bombay.
In 1853 Juliet DAVIES signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small.
In 1855 a religious survey was taken of the North Fremantle Pensioners and William Davies and 1 child were protestant and his wife was catholic.
His (step) son James married as James BRIDELL