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34th The Cumberland Regiment of Foot

Soldiers recorded in Australia

 

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Known as (nickname).....................................................

Facings............................................................................

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

Service in Australia .......................................................It appears only a very small amount of soldiers left the ships they escorted. These Soldiers were recorded in the pay sheets of other Regiments

 

Representation of the 34th Regiment Uniform

1702.......Lord Lucas's Regiment of Foot also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels

1751.......34th Regiment of Foot

1782.......34th (the Cumberland) Regiment of Foot

1881.......united with 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, to become1st Bn, The Border Regiment

The Soldiers listed below represent the soldiers who were in Australia on Garrison Duty. It is unsure if they settled. If it is confirmed they will be given their own page and be listed above. The list of names has come from many areas, Military records of the Regiment , Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records etc etc . Many soldiers transferred from Regiment to Regiment

This list is still being compiled and will take a long time to complete. If the letter is not linked it is not yet complete.

A vast amount of assistance in compiling this list was given by Ken Larbalestier it is with much thanks we add the information he supplied and typed.

If not for his work and assistance many soldiers would never have been listed.

         HOOK John " , . "

Men listed as deserting from the Regiment

These men have been recorded as deserting from the Regiment in which they served. There is more than a strong possibility these men eventually settled. We have included them as they received a description etc. and it may be of help to their descendants. Today we understand why these men deserted, many were treated worse than the convicts were.

         EDWARDS, James Pte 34th Absconded prisoner: (Gaillardon 1839), laborer and soldier, 37yrs, 5'11", sallow; light brown hair, small blue eyes, two raised moles on each cheek; anchor, JEAEAEOGE on back of lower right arm, three moles near left elbow, HOPE and anchor on back of lower left arm, six blue dots on back of left hand and a blue ring on middle finger, same, brown natural mark outside right leg, scar on left shin; of Oxford shire. Absconded from Hyde Park Barracks since 16 Mar 1845. Also deserted 15 Dec 1847 (aged 40).

Military records of the Regiment , Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records.

 

Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia

Last revised: March 28, 2007