|Joseph DAVIES||Note: Not to be confused with Private #828 Joseph Davies of 51st Regiment.|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1811 [deduced], Finmere, Buckinghamshire, England [WO12-6200-11].|
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|Marriage Date and Place|
|Occupations||Labourer; Tinman [WO12-6208-184].|
|Land Acquisition in WA|
|Death Date and Place||22 Mar 1851 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.443].|
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|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Regiment||51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) The Kings Own Light Infantry.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#706 Corporal [WO12-6200-92].|
|Enlistment Date and Place|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Good Conduct Badge & Pay 1d. per diem from 22 Nov 1837 [WO12-6200-159].|
|Arrival Australia: Ship and Date||Egyptian. Embarked at Chatham 23 Mar 1839, paid to 30 Jul 1839 [WO12-6200-550].|
Arr. 23 Aug 1839 Hobart Town, dep. 9 Apr 1839 Sheerness, England [DPS].
See Additional Details (end of page) for information about a medical problem on board ship
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 1 Sep 1837 at Chatham [WO12-6200-92].|
Corporal to Sergeant Jan 1843 at Narpund [WO12-6204-254].
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Regiment to Bunbury Jun 1840 [WO12-6202-50].|
Canning Jul 1840 [WO12-6202-116].
Perth HQ Aug 1841 [WO12-206].
Leschenault Sep 1841 [WO12-206].
King Georges Sound – in receipt of Good Conduct Pay, Jul 1842 [WO12-6204-201].
Canning Oct 1842 [WO12-6204-227]. Narpund Jan 1843 [WO12-6204-254].
Kojonup Apr 1843 [WO12-6205-183]. King Georges Sound Nov 1844 [WO12-6206-305].
Kojonup Jan 1845 [WO12-6206-338]. Perth HQ Jan 1847 [WO12-6208-184].
|Discharge Date and Place||31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO12-6208-184].|
|Age at Discharge||36 years [deduced].|
|Length of Service|
Davies presented with a retention of urine with a stricture (a narrowing) 3½ inches from the mouth of the urethra. On 15th the Surgeon noted Davies had never had gonorrhoea and administered medication which gave partial relief to the bladder that night. On 16th the Surgeon passed through a no. 1 catheter which he kept in the stricture for a further day. On 18th he passed a no. 2 catheter retaining it for some time without inducing local irritation. Davies called the Surgeon’s attention to a small lump near the obstruction which he (Davies) said he felt. The Surgeon wrote that he could not say he was ‘sensible of it’, although from Davies’s correct habits he gave full consideration to his statements both regarding it and the absence of gonorrhoea previously.
On 23rd August, the ship having come into the harbour, he was handed to the care of Hobart Town Hospital comforts, passing urine in small [amounts through the stricture].