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1st / 99th Foot (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot 1843 - 1856

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The Regiment
Known as (nickname)................................................... " Queens Pets "  The Lankarks
Facings............................................................................ PALE YELLOW
Braided Lace.................................................................. The 99th wore no lace
Service in Australia ....................................................... 1842 saw the 99th Regiment leave Chatham for Tasmania and arrived in Sydney 1843.The 99th was a very unpopular Regiment with the 11th Regiment being bought to Sydney to control the 99th. 1848 The 99th was stationed in Hobart and left Australia in 1856. Stationed at Hobart, Sydney, Norfolk Island, Victoria, Moreton Bay,
Deployment as...............................................................3 Detachments of convict guards;
Commanding Officer......................................................Lieut. Colonel H. Despard


 

 
Surnames of the 99th Regiment soldiers who remained
 
Ships the 99th Regiment sailed on
 
Weapons used by the 99th Regiment
Representation of the 99th Regiment Uniform
News Paper account of  " Narrative of  events at the Bay of Islands New Zealand 1844"
Some information about Morton Bay Penal Settlement

99th Regimental Museum




This Regiment began its military term in 1760 but was know only as the 99th Regiment of Foot. After 3 years of service as the 99th the Regiment was disbanded .
Following is a short history of its reforms and disbandment
1780...99th (Jamaica) Regiment of Foot disbanded 1804
1804...98th (Prince of Wales" Tipperary) Regiment of Foot disbanded 1815
1815...99th ( H. R. H. . The Prince Regent's County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot disbanded 1818
1824...99th ( Lanarkshire )Regiment of Foot
1832...99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot
1874...99th (The Duke of Edinburgh's Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot
1881....Linked with 62nd Regiment and became The 2nd Battalion of the The Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment
 
Present.....Forms part of The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire)
First Detachment 99th Foot Regiment came to Australia as a guard on the convict ship " North Briton,
which "was bringing convicts out to Tasmania in 1842. Master Thomas LYALL , Surgeon Superintendent   Jas. T CLARKE. S arriving in Van Dieman's Land on the 4th April 1843.  Continued  to Sydney, arriving  21st April 1843. On board were also Lieutenants BEATLEY (Bentley according to some lists) and SMITH (Assistant Surgeon) of the 99th Regiment plus Mrs SMITH and servant. Also B BOGLE and 6 prisoners children, 4 women, 29 rank and file of the 99th regiment and 178 male convicts.
 
Second Detachment 99th Foot Regiment came to Australia as a guard on the convict ship " John Renwick "
which was bringing convicts out to Tasmania in 1842. Master was William MORGAN, Surgeon Thos. E RING. She sailed from Spithead on the 7th December 1842 and arrived in Van Dieman's Land on the 10th or 11th April 1843. The passengers included 31 rank and file of the 99th regiment plus families.
 
Third Detachment 99th Foot Regiment came to Australia as a guard on the convict ship " Candahar "
which was bringing convicts out to Tasmania in 1842.Master was Jn. P RIDLEY, Surgeon Petr. LEONARD. Passengers included Guard Captain DAY of the 99th regiment plus 60 troops and families
After serving sometime in the Parramatta area and also Port Phillip, they were sent to New Zealand to
engage the Maoris.
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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