Sapper
Christopher West

 

Christopher West was born 1840,Lancashire, England. His parents were James and Ann West.

 According to the records available, it appears that 4729 West, Christopher, traveled on board the Thames City, arriving in the Colonies in April of 1859.

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

According to the Consolidated Pay List for the quarter ending 30th June 1861, 4729 West, Christopher, received his ordinary pay for a period from the 1st May 1861.  It also notes under Soldiers' Remittance for families, that 4729 West, Christopher, sent 3 Pounds sterling of his pay to a Mary Jane West, Beachum Gate, Bolton, Lancashire.

According to Miss Woodward of UBC Special Collections, 4729 West,
Christopher, received a Crown grant, 30 November, 1870, for Lot 59 Group 2, New Westminster District, 150-acre military grant.

In 1877, he is either the owner or working in the Merchants Exchange Saloon in Victoria.

In 1877 Christopher West married Rosina Jane Flewin, daughter of Thomas and Jane Flewin.

We are indebted to the ancestor of Sapper West, Mr. Greg Flewin, for the added information