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1st / 12th Foot East Suffolk Regiment

1854 - 1867

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The Regiments

Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Old Dozen"

Facings............................................................................ YELLOW

Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold

Service in Australia ....................................................... 1854: one company of the 1st Battalion. which had proceeded to Cork, embarked there on the 18th January in the freight ship "Gloucester," and sailed on 20th for Van Dieman's Land. The second division of the regiment, consisting of 2 companies, under Captain Atkinson, embarked at Cork on board the transport "Empress Eugenie" on the 28th July, and disembarked at Melbourne on 6th November

Commanding Officer.......................................................Lieut. Colonels Kempt and Percival

 

Surnames of the 1/12th Regiment Soldiers who stayed

Weapons used by the 1/12th Regiment

Representation of the 12th Regiment Uniform

Ships the 12th Regiment sailed on

150 years Eureka Stockade December 3rd 1854...December 3rd 2004

Riot at Lambing Flat March 1861

Drummer Boy John Egan (Regiment No. 3059) Eureka's first Military Casualty

This Regiment began its military term in 1685 but was know only as the Colonel the Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot. The following is a history of many name changes.

1685..... The Colonel the Duke of Norfolk's Regiment of Foot

1685......The Earl of Litchfield's Regiment of Foot

1696......Known by the Commanding Colonel

1751......12th Regiment of Foot

1782......12th (East Suffolk) Regiment of Foot. This title retained until 1881

 

 

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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