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1st / 96th Regiment of Foot

1839 - 1849

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The Regiment
Known as (nickname)..................................................." The Bend Overs" "The Ups and Downs"
Facings...........................................................................Buff
Braided Lace..................................................................Gold
Service in Australia .......................................................Throughout 1839 to 1841 the 96th Regiment acted as convict Guards at several locations. The Regimental Head Quarters of this Regiment was stationed in Windsor in 1841. In 1842 the Headquarters moved to Parramatta and then to Launceston in 1843. The Regiment remained in Tasmania until 1848 sailing to India in January of 1849.
Deployment as............................................................... 26 detachments; of convict guards;
Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel W. Hulme

 
Surnames of the 1/96th Regiment soldiers who remained
Ships the 96th Regiment sailed on

 

 

The 96th regiment was broken into 26 separate detachments in 1839. These detachments began to arrive

in Australia during 1839, with the last detachment arriving in 1841. The headquarters for the Regiment was one of the last detachments to arrive in 1841.
This Regiment began its military term in 1760 in London but was know only as the 96th Regiment of Foot. The following is a history of the Regiments name changes.
1760.....the 96th Regiment of Foot.
1763.....Disbanded
1780.....Reformed the 96th (British Musketeers) Regiment
1783.....Disbanded
1793.....Reformed 96th (Queen's Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot
1798.....Disbanded
1802.....Reformed 96th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot
1803.....Renumbered 97th
1815.....Renumbered 96th.
1818.....Disbanded
1824.....Reformed 96th Regiment of Foot
1881.....Renamed 2nd Battalion of the Manchester Regiment
Amalgamation.....Now forms part of the King's Regiment

Battle Honors Prior to 1900

Egypt : 1801 , Peninsular : , New Zealand ;

96th Regiment of the British Army and while in Australia served on Norfolk Island (1840 to 1844) and in

New Zealand (1844 to 1847) and Tasmania (1847 to 1850).
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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