Red Coat Settlers
symbols of our country,
or past, our freedom, our future. Many have laid their lives down
for them, and what they represents, unfortunately more will. Respect
what they mean and what they mean to those past, as well
as those still to come. The Aboriginal and Torres Straight
flags has been added as many served within British regiments and as
Mounted Police attatched to British Regiments. As we locate these
people they will be added to their own area as a mark of the utmost
This is not a political site
so do not use it as such it is historical only
Please note that the site
contains the names of those who have passed and may offend
Aboriginals and Torres Straight islanders. It is definitely not
intended to do so and
I hope it does not offend.
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Chapman U.G-B.A Australian History and Margaret
Chapman U.G-B.A Australian
March 07, 2009.
Eagleby (QLD) Australia 1997-2003
At lot of our records are
handed Logan and district to the for storage and for use
Site is dedicated to the Soldier's, their Spouses and families of
British Regiments who settled in Australia ( Be it Officer or General
have included soldiers who served in Australia and settled in New
site is not a history of the Regiments or its Battles
Project was started by my wife and myself in January 1997
Regiments arrived in Australia to carry out different duties. These
included the guarding of convicts settlers, exploration, and
policing the laws of England .
Convicts had no choice, for some it was either execution in Britain
or transportation to "parts beyond the seas " ie
settlers came to Australia of their own free will and chose
Australia as their new home.
The Officers & the
Soldiers of the Military were given no choice, they were sent where
ever the British Government required them to go. Some were lucky
enough to have their families accompany them, many were not so
is their site
really can't be of much help in tracing people. This site is to
record, in one place all the soldiers who settled in Australia. We
rely on people to give us the details in between our own research.
Once on the site, others may see a soldier and have a lot more detail
on the family than we would ever get.
this site began in 1997. Limited information is known about some of
the men who stayed and settled. As time goes on this site will grow .
any person visting this site can add any information no matter how
small, please e-mail us and we will add it
comes from the
colour of the coats being red.
were first issued to the Parliamentary New Model Army
formation in 1643, for the three field armies of the Earl of
Lord Manchester and Sir William Waller.
were given the coats to distinguish them from their previous armies
and the army of the King, King Charles the first. A notable regiment
was the Earl of Newcastle's White Coats. And King Charles the first's
The Battle of
Neasby was the first time the Redcoats saw Battle. They were saved
from a crushing defeat, By the Kings Army, by Oliver Cromwell's
Cavalry charge of Rescue
link is for snippets little known Australian history
of our research material is passed on to and stored at
River & District Family Historical Society
Australian genealogy search engine and directory for world wide
family history research
History and Settlers by Ken Larbalestier
Navy History and Settlers
Harris's Digger History
Army 1790-1856 in the Australian Penal Colonies:
on Norfolk Island & Port Arthur in Tasmania
Penal Colonies Kingston Norfolk Island Port Arthur
Stockade December 3rd 1854
Boy John Egan (Regiment No. 3059) Eureka's first Military Casualty
to Journals, Diaries, Primary Documents, Other evidence of fact
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live for those that love me,
For those that know I am true
the heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my coming too,
the cause that needs assistance,
For the wrong that needs
For the future in the distance,
And the good
that I can do"
25 OCT 1865
Jan 8th 1910.
of William Sinclair son of James
Regiment of foot)
Published with the kind
permission of Barry Sinclair
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who have given financial assistance and their soldier
entire site files, folders, layout, B
& M Chapman Eagleby (QLD) Australia
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site may be used, published, copied in any way or form may be used
for any form of financial gain.
March 07, 2009
Australia's Redcoat Settlers
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not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
not the campus organiser, who has given us freedom to demonstrate.
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
the flag, who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by
the flag, who has given protesters the right to burn the flag.
is our right to defend the flag against its degradation "
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within. The historical content only is public domain . The set out,
layout ,including text ,photographs and pictures may not be copied
unless permission is given. Information on this site has been
provided by many people and by public records eg: Military, Birth
,Deaths, Marriages Records , Reference Books etc.
only photographs and certificates on this site are those of
relatives no longer with us.
Whilst every attempt is made to have all information correct, and
names spelt correctly, mistakes will occur. Please advise us of any
errors so they may be corrected. This site is of historical value
only, and is not intended to cause an affront or embarrassment to
any persons . Information contained can not be used for any reason
other than for research and study purposes.