William DILLEY Name variations: Dilly
Birth Date and Place c. 1822  Bedfordshire, England – not verified [deduced].
Baptism Date and Place 3 Mar 1822 St Leonard’s Parish Church, Old Warden, Bedfordshire [P105/1/5 Bedfordshire Archives].
Marriage Date and Place 26 Dec 1850 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#333].
Spouse Ellen BOYT var. Bayte, Boyte, Boyd, Boyle.
Children

Eleanor Louise b.1851 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1668].
Eliza b.1854 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2259].
Frederick William b.1856  (d.1859) York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#3137].
Emma b.1858 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#43355].
Ellen b.1861 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#5679].
Louisa b.1863 Capel River, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#7277].
Charlotte b.1866 Capel, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#9087].
George Edward b.1868 Capel, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#10744]. See left.
Francis James b.1870 Capel, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#12715].
Fanny b.1873 – not verified [FindaGrave].
Occupations Butcher – not verified (Fremantle1850), Sawyer (York 1859), Farmer (Capel 1860s) [ERIC p.838].
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place 11 Sep 1891 Capel, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#533].
Burial Date and Place September 1891 Capel Cemetery, Urquhart Road, Western Australia [FindaGrave].
Cause of Death:  Natural Decay.
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices None.
Will and Probate None.
BRITISH ARMY
Regiment 96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank #1152 Private [WO12-9611-12].
Enlistment Date and Place c. Sep 1838 [deduced from regimental service number and ‘reckoned’ service]. Relevant records not available within Australia.
Arrival Australia: Ship and Date DuncanDep. Sheerness, Kent 16 Dec. 1840. Arr. Hobart Town, VDL 18 Apr 1841.
Disembarked 23 Apr 1841 [WO12-9613-125].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-335].
Military Postings within Western Australia Disembarked from Java 24 Feb 1847 and posted immediately to Rottnest [WO12-9620-335].
Rottnest Feb to 14 Nov 1847. Absent without leave 15-16 Nov 1847.
Perth HQ 17 Nov 1847 to 31 May 1848 inc. On Guard Apr 1848. In Hospital 4 days Mar 1848, 10 days May 1848.
Toodyay 1 Jun to 31 Jul 1848.
York 1 Aug to 31 Mar 1849.  Thereafter Muster & Pay List records are not extant in Western Australia.
[All sourcing from WO12-9620 TO 9622].
Courts Martial in Western Australia None.
Discharge Date and Place 14 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Conditional [WO28-266-102].
1 Feb 1851 Horse Guards, Westminster, London.
1 Jul 1851 Commandant, Perth, Western Australia.
Purchased Discharge for £4 0s. 0d. [WO28-266-132].
Age at Discharge 27 years 4 months [WO28-266-102].
Length of Service 9 years 130 days [WO28-266-102].