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Joseph Davis (1779–1869)

Joseph Davis was court martialled in 1804 on a charge of desertion from the 1st Kings Dragoons Guards, and the 83rd Regiment of Foot. He was sentenced to fourteen years transportation to New South Wales. He arrived in Sydney from London aboard the Duke of Portland, on 27th July 1807.

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Braunstone, Leicestershire, England


7 October, 1869 (aged ~ 90)
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: court martial
Sentence: 14 years