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1/39th Foot (Dorsetshire) Regiment

1825 - 1832

 

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Known as (nickname)................................................... " Shankey's Horses" , " The Green Linnets "
Facings............................................................................ PEA GREEN
Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold
Service in Australia ....................................................... Arrived in Australia toward the end of 1825. The Regiment saw service in Hobart, Sydney, Western Australia & Bathurst ; King George Sound Charles Sturt was an officer; late in 1826 Maj Edmund Lockyer with a detachment and a party of convicts established the King George Sound penal colony  leaving Australia on July the 5th 1832 to see service in India  
Commanding Officer.....................................................Lieut. Colonel P. Lindesey
 
Surnames of the 39th Regiment Soldiers who stayed

 

Weapons used by the 39th Regiment
Representation of the 39th Regiment Uniform
Ships the 39th sailed on
Maharajpoor Star
Settlement at Raffles Bay
This Regiment began its military term in 1702 and was named Colonel Richard Coot's Regiment of Foot.
The following is a history of many name changes.
1702.....Colonel Richard Coot's Regiment of Foot.
1751.....39th Regiment of Foot
1782.....39th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
1807.....39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment of Foot
1881..... Amalgamated with 54th (West Norfolk) Regiment of Foot became 1st Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment
1951.....The Dorset Regiment
 
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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