Sapper

William Deas

According to Woodward, Sapper William Deas joined the Columbia Detachment from Detached service in the Cape Colony.  According to the 1861 Consolidated Pay List ending in June 1861, Deas does not appear.  This fact combined with Woodward's detail leads us to suppose that Deas became part of the Columbia Detachment some time after June 1861.
As a Sapper, Deas' Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.

Deas remained in the Colony upon the disbandment of the Columbia Detachment in November of 1863.

THE PROPRIETORS
OF THE
COLUMBIA HOTEL!
Columbia Street, New Westminster,
 
BEG TO INFORM THEIR FRIENDS and the Travelling Public that there will be every attention
received at the above Hotel.
 
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
 
    The substantials and delicacies of the season will always be found on the Table, and every possible comfort affored to the Traveller.
 
P.S. - The bar will be supplied with the best of Liquors.
 
DEAS, DAWSON AND CO.
Proprietors
 
New Westminster, 31 October, 1863

From April to November 1865, Deas served as Constable at Fort Sheperd.