Sapper

James Shergill Flux

 

According to Sapper Flux's "Parchment Certificate E - {W.O. Form 64}" , Flux was born in the parish of St. Pancras in or near the Town of London.  He enlisted at Devonport for the RE on the 12th of September 1855 at the age of 28 (being born in 1827).

Flux traveled with the main body of the Detachment on board the Thames City, arriving in British Columbia in April 1859.

As a Sapper  Regimental Pay per Diem would have been 1s. 2 1/2d. plus Working Pay per Diem of 1s. to 4s.

According to information received at the New Westminster Archives in June of 1991, by Dottie Karr, a descendent of James Flux, Flux was married on the 10th of June, 1861 to a Miss Sarah Gill of England.  They were married at Holy Trinity Church, New Westminster by Reverend Sheepshanks.  The witnesses were Serjeant Osment RE and Bessie Louisa Burr.

There will eventually be 4 children from the union: George John, Elizabeth Sarah, Rebecca, and Louisa.

Sapper Flux's "Final Description on Date of Discharge" in October 1863, describes him as 5 foot  3 and 1/2 inches in height; Fresh complexion; Grey eyes; Light Brown hair; with no "Marks or Scar, whether on face or other parts of body".

When Flux receives his final Discharge, on the 23rd of October, 1863, Colonel Moody describes his Character as "Conduct, Very Good".

Flux remains in the Colony upon the disbandment in 1863.

According to Frances Woodward, Flux received Crown Grant, March 7, 1865, for Section 20, Block 5 North, Range 6 West, New Westminster District, 144-acre military grant.

Flux is listed as a "servant", 1876-1880.

On December 28th, 1881, Rebecca Flux is married to David Carr of Rosedale, BC by Reverend Ebenezer Robson of the Methodist Church, Mary St.  They move to live in Rosedale, BC.

On February 13th, 1883, Elizabeth Flux is married to James Munro of Chilliwack, BC, by reverend E. Robson of the Methodist Church, Mary St.  They move to live at Camp Slough, Chilliwack, BC.

George Flux never marries.

In 1887, James Flux is listed as a bartender in New Westminster.