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5th Regiment Northumberland Fusiliers

Soldiers recorded in Australia

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The Regiments

Known as (nickname)................................................... "The Fighting Fifth "" The Old and Bold " " The Shinners"

Facings............................................................................GOSLING GREEN

Braided Lace.................................................................. Silver

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

The term Fusiliers means a soldier armed with a flint Lock Musket. The British Army had several Regiments known as Fusiliers, they were Foot (Infantry) regiments.

1674.......The Irish Regiment

1688.......The Regiment changed. To English designation

1751.......Fifth Regiment of Foot

1782........Fifth ( Northumberland )Regiment of Foot

1836........Fifth Regiment of Foot Northumberland Fusiliers.

1881........The Northumberland Fusiliers.

1935........The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

1968.....In this year the amalgamation of the following Regiments took place. The Royal Warickshire Fusiliers, The Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment, The Lancashire Fusiliers to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

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.

         BOYLES L. H. B.

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 25, 2007