1805 VB NSW Corps Norfolk Island

Thomas Davis, NSW Corps, HMS Gorgon 1791

Thomas Davis – Davies held the rank of Ensign in 1793. In Oct 1795, he arrived on Norfolk Island, still with the rank of ensign, aboard the Supply.  Thomas left Norfolk Island aboard the Francis in Dec 1795. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in June 1796.

Thomas travelled again to Norfolk Island aboard HMS Reliance in Nov 1799.* He was back in Sydney by Apr 1801 as he was appointed to serve on Courts Martial and at Criminal Court.[1]

Thomas was ordered to be ready to embark for Norfolk Island in Sept 1801 aboard the Lady Nelson, however his was not on the voyage and remained in NSW.

In Mar 1804 he received a commendation for his conduct with the Castle Hill convict rebellion.[2] Thomas eventually did return to Norfolk Island aboard the Lady Nelson in June 1804.

He departed Norfolk Island aboard the Investigator in Feb 1805 for Sydney. Thomas Davis, Lieutenant of the NSW Corps; died Jan 1806 Sydney, buried 22 Jan 1806 Old Sydney Burial Ground.

[1] Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825, Reel 6037, SZ987 p.116; SZ988  pp. 29, 47, 100 and 106; SZ989 pp.4 and  29; SZ990 pp.8 and 28; SZ992 p.28.

[2] Colonial Secretary’s Papers 1788-1825, Reel 6037; SZ992 p.2.

Cite this article as: Cathy Dunn, 'Thomas Davis, NSW Corps, HMS Gorgon 1791', Australian History Research, http://www.australianhistoryresearch.info/thomas-davis/, accessed [insert current date]
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