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1st / 63rd Foot (West Suffolk) Regiment

1829 - 1833

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The Regiment
Known as (nickname)................................................... " The Blood Suckers"
Facings............................................................................ DEEP GREEN
Braided Lace.................................................................. Silver
Service in Australia ....................................................... Serving at Tasmania, Sydney,  Swan River. The Regiment was transferred to Madras in 1831.
Deployment as.................................................................17 detachments of convict guards;
Commanding Officer.......................................................Lieut. Colonel J. Logan
Surnames of the 63rd Regiment soldiers who stayed

 

Ships the 63rd Regiment sailed on

 

Weapons used by the 63rd Regiment
Representation of the 63rd Regiment Uniform
The 63rd Regiment of Foot (West Suffolk)
In Australia 1829 - 1833 )
(A Work in Progress)
Unpublished manuscript by Edmund D.H. Flack 2003
PO Box 204
Margate Beach. Queensland 4019.
Australia
Soldiers distribution Tasmania
This Regiment began its military term in 1744 but was know only as the 63rd ( American )Regiment . In 1758 the Regiment was renamed the 63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot and retained this title until 1881.
1828 -  1834  63rd Foot Regiment stationed in Van Diemen's Land with Lodge 512 I.C. Free Masons Lodge Australia

 

The following is a history of many name changes.
1744.....63rd (American) Regiment of Foot
1758.....63rd (West Suffolk) Regiment of Foot
1881.....1st Battalion of The Manchester Regiment
Present.....Forms part of The King's Regiment
 
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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