FRANCIS – George Royal Marines Woolwich Division 12th Company

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NameFRANCIS – George
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Woolwich Division 12th Company
Regiment Number (s) 2765
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd July 1838 / 18 years 3 months / Bath Somerset England
Smith
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationSouthampton – 23rd May 1840 to December 1842
Collingwood – 15th May 1844 to 20th July 1848
Fisgard – 21st October 1848 to 22nd January 1849
Assistance – 7th March 1850 to 9th October 1851
Length of Service13 years 4 months 22 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th December 1851 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not Stated
Pension Districts1851 Bristol
1855-1857 Western Australia
1857-1863 New South Wales
1871 Queensland
Pension Paid£10/12/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1820 Redcliff Bristol England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
FRANCIS James Bowen
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Mary
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SNOOK Christine Catherine or SNOW Christianna Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th January 1852 St. Paul’s Portland Square Bristol Gloucestershire England
Children by 1st WifeJames B 5th March 1857 South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SNOW Jeremiah
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
October 1855 was appointed Warder on Rottnest Island with his wife to act as cook.  Accommodated in V huts until more suitable quarters were available.  Resigned 2nd January 1857.
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Thursday 5th March 1857 – page 2
Departure from Western
Australia
28th January 1857 to Adelaide South Australia onboard “New Perseverance”
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th November 1909 Keynsham Somerset England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
4th quarter 1879 Barton Regis Gloucestershire England
Not yet known
Will or ProbateUK Wills online shows FRANCIS George left £86/18/5 to Charles Albert and Ellen GULLY
Further InformationInvalided for loss of 2 fingers on the left hand, amputation consequence of injury occasioned by the bursting of his gun barrel with unfits him for the service when onboard “Assistance”.

Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the “Stag” into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL.  Evidence given by Christiana Catherine FRANCIS.

1881 English Census shows George FRANCIS living with brother-in-law William BONNER Stapleton Road Bristol Gloucestershire England
1891 English Census shows still living with Brother-in-law Longwell Green Hanham Gloucestershire England
1901 English Census shows living as lodger in the home of Charles A. GULLY Bitton Village Hanham Gloucestershire England