Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Men listed as deserting from their Regiment

B”

These men have been recorded as deserters from the Regiment in which they served. There is more than a strong possibility these men eventually settled. We have included them as they received a description etc. this list may be of help to their descendants. Today ,we understand why these men deserted, in many cases they were treated worse than the convicts. We have listed some in their Regiment , however in many cases the regiment did not directly record them.



BAALHAM, Phillip

Pte 17 12th

21.6yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 5.10.1857, Ipswich; labourer; born Blakenham Suffolk; deserted at Lambing Flat on 5.5.1861.

BABBINGTON, James

Pte 11th


BADMAN, Henry

Pte 11th

21yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 2 Dec 1845, Port Phillip; enlisted 23 Aug 1842,Landon; bapt.Wells,Somerset; brusker.

BAHAN, Patrick;

Pte 2504 99th

5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Kildare; deserted at Melbourne on 28.2.1854.

BAILEY, Charles

Pte 3542 40th

25.2yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, labourer; born Bridgewater Somerset; deserted at Sandhurst on 24.1.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BAILY, John

Pte 40th

25.9yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 19.12.1860.

BAKER, Samuel

Pte 11th

26 years 7mo. 5’9”, fresh complexion, fair hair, hazel eyes, with a slight protuberance on the left eye. Absent without leave from the Victoria Mounted Police (supernumerary of the 11th Regt) since 3 Jan 1849. Born Castlelost, West Meath; trade, grocer; enlisted 21 May 1839. for 99th Regt, at Athlone.

BAKER, Samuel

Pte 1196 40th 99th

34yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, fair hair, hazel eyes; Grocer; born Westmeath; deserted at Melbourne on 2.4.1856. Remarks - slight protuberance left eyelid.

BAKER, William

Pte 3041 12th

20.2yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; fishmonger; born Middlesex; deserted at Ballarat on 13.1.1855.

BALDRY, Charles

Pte 3487 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, light blue eyes; labourer; born Norfolk; deserted at Melbourne on 10.2.1856.

BALFORD, James

11th

Apprehended Murrurundi Dec.1855.

BALFORD, James

Pte 2177 11th

29yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 12.10.1844, Belturbet, Fermanagh; labourer; born Killarney, Fermanagh; deserted at Sydney on 12.10.1855. Remarks - corporal punishment marks. Note - apprehended Murrurundi 22.10.1855.

BALL, John

Pte 1601, 14th

27.8yrs, 5’5”; fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 28.9.1860, Stockport; bobbin turner; born Kildare; deserted at Sydney on 6.12.1869. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BALL, William

Pte 3138 12th

20.2yrs, 5’10”, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Taunton; labourer; born Nth Curry, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 24.8.1855.

BAMFORD, Samuel

Pte 264, 12th

21.3yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 10.6.1859, Oldham England; piecer; born Mopley Lancashire; deserted at Brisbane on c.Oct.1861.

BANAN, William

Pte 1537 99th

31.11yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Nenagh, Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 15.2.1855.

BANKS, Michael

40th

21.6yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Limerick; deserted at Melbourne on 18.10.1862.

BANNON, John

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (Maitland 1840) soldier and jockey, 30yrs, 5’8 1/2’, fair, ruddy and freckled, dark red hair, grey eyes, angular scar on centre of upper lip, mole on back of neck, D under left arm, breast and arms freckled, brown blotch on each shin; missing from Ordnance Gang since 11 Apr 1847,NSW; of County Down. Also deserted in 1845, aged 28, from Government Boat Crew.

BARKER, Edwin

Pte 2834 11th

20.9yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.2.1852, Coventry; shoemaker; born Kidleston, Derby; deserted at Sydney on 10.12.1854.

BARLOW, John

Pte 58th

21yrs 9mo, 5’9”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes, pockpitted; deserted 11 May 1847, Williamstown; born Hull, York; labourer. Wore red shell jacket, regimental black trowsers.

BARLOW, William

14th

36yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 13.7.1868.

BARLOW, William

Pte 2489 77th

25.10yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 14.2.1852 Hereford, labourer; born St. Nicholas Hereford; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.

BARNARD, C.

14th

deserted on 11.3.1870.

BARNARD, Charles

Pte

24.8yrs, 5’7”; fair complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Brighton Sussex; deserted at South Australia on 7.3.1869.

BARNARD, Charles

Pte 947, 50th

25.5yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Parkhurst; labourer; born Brighton Sussex; deserted at Adelaide on 29.10.1869.

BARNARD, William

RA

29yrs, 5’5”; dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 3.2.1865. Remarks - supposed to be about Sandridge.

BARNES, Robert

14th

30yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; Carpenter; born Lincolnshire; deserted at Melbourne on 9.12.1867.

BARNES, William Henry

Pte 2476 40th

26yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; Butcher; born Colchester, Essex; deserted at Sandhurst on 4.11.1855.

BARNEY, John

12th

27yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; Irishman; deserted at Adelaide on 9.4.1858. Remarks - still at large Jan. 1859.

BARRETT, William

Pte 722 12th

19.10yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.7.1860, Sydney NSW; labourer; born Marleybone Middlesex; deserted at Brisbane on 14.5.1861.

BARROW, John

Pte 1654 12th

38.6yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.3.1842, Blackburne; Cotton spinner; born Walton Lidal Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on c.21.3.1859. Remarks - marks on arms.

BARRY, John

Pte 3037 12th

31.11yrs, 5’7”; sullen complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.1.1852, Westminster; shoemaker; born Clyne Cork; deserted at Sydney on 29.12.1862. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm.

BARRY, John

Pte 3414 12th

24.7yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 12.1.1855, Woodbridge; hawker; born Ballymore Sligo; deserted at Sydney on 11.2.1860. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BARRY, John

Pte 3414 12th

26.2yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 12.1.1855, Woodbridge; hawker; born Ballymore Sligo; deserted at Sydney on 24.3.1862. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm. Note -apprehended Yass.

BARRY, John

Pte 3414 12th

29.8yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 12.1.1855, Woodbridge; hawker; born Ballymantle Sligo; deserted at Sydney on 16.3.1865. Remarks – branded with “D” tree times under left arm. Small pox scars.

BASSET, Thomas

Pte 3396 40th

20yrs, 5’5”,pale complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 26.6.1854, Exeter; painter; born Exeter, Devon; deserted at Geelong on 5.10.1856.

BATES, Thomas

Pte 4220 50th

31.10yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 18.5.1854, St. Albans; labourer; born Hemelhempstead Hertford; deserted at Sydney on 19.3.1869.

BATH, John

Pte 3083 11th

22.9yrs, 5’6”, dark complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 21.5.1852 Bristol, labourer; born Compton Martin Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 6.5.1857.

BATSON, William

Pte 3646 40th

25yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Banpton, Devonshire; deserted at Melbourne on 10.6.1856.

BATTON, William

Pte 3689 40th

15yrs, 4’11”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 31.1.1856.

BAYLEY, John;

Pte 2129 99th

27.10yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; servant, born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 1.2.1854.

BEARAN, Richard

Pte 2758 40th

21 years, 5’7 1/2”, dark, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes, stout, full face and no whiskers. Deserted 4 Dec 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 26 June 1849; born Carlisle. Wore red fatigue jacket, white duck trowsers.

BEARD, George

Pte 2844 11th

23.2yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 26.1, Bristol; carpenter; born Cheltenham, Gloucester; deserted at Sydney on 13.3.1856. Remarks - tattoos, slightly crippled right thumb.

BECKTON, Joseph

Pte 707 50th

37.4yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 7.7.1855, Warrington; silk weaver; born Manchester Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on 19.3.1869.

BECQUET, Charles

RA

29yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; Carpenter; born Jersey; deserted at Melbourne on 9.11.1867.

BECQUET, Charles

RA

29yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; Carpenter; born Channel Islands; deserted at Williamstown 13.2.1868. Remarks - supposed to be in Melbourne.

BEDDOWS, James

Pte 50th

33.2yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Tipton Staffordshire; deserted on 26.3.1869.

BEDFORD, Patrick

18th

27yrs, 5’5”; fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Co. Meath; deserted at Melbourne on 17.8.1870. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BEECROFT, William

Pte 80th

25yrs, 5’6”, light brown hair, hazel eyes; rather large head, stout and awkward make; small nose, large mouth, short and thick neck, square shoulders, stout thighs and legs, large flat feet. Four prisoners escaped from HM Goal Melbourne, and a deserter of the 80th Regt, the sentinel then on duty there; from 5 Mar last (1843); the prisoners were pursued to Portland.

BEGLEY, Hugh

Pte 2125, 99th

21yrs 10mo, 5’6 1/4”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 18 Apr 1848, Sydney. Enlisted 15 June 1844, Cork. Baptised Boherhill, Cork; labourer. Also deserted 1859, Hobart.

BEHAN, Patrick

Pte 3185 40th

22yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.1.1853 Dublin, labourer; born Rathangan Kildare; deserted at Ballarat on 15.2.1857.

BELL, John

Pte 80th

24yrs 9mo, 5’8 3/4”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blur eyes; deserted 28 Aug 1843, Melbourne; enlisted 28 Dec 1839, Stoke upon Trent; bapt. Stafford; potter. Wore red shell jacket, black cloth trowsers.

BELLAMY, J. Hygham

Pte 12th

21yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; born Kent; deserted at Sandhurst on 5.11.1854.

BELLEW, Thomas

Pte 857 12th

21yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 14.12.1862, Dublin; servant; born Ardee Louth; deserted at Sydney on 26.3.1864.

BELLINGTON, Thomas

Pte 1231 28th

20yrs, 5’5 3/4”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; deserted 21 Sept 1840,Port Phillip Melbourne; enlisted 19 Nov 1838,Liverpool ; born Whitingham, Lancashire; took his side belt; labourer

BENNETT, Thomas

Pte 3498 40th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 21.11.1854, Taunton; labourer; born Broadclist, Devon; deserted at Sandhurst on 21.10.1856.

BENNETT, Tristram

Pte 3594 40th

19yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; born Caltington, Cornwall; deserted at Melbourne on 9.11.1855.

BENT, Benjamin

Pte 11th

14yrs 7mo, 4’8 1/2”, fresh complexion, light hair, grey eyes; deserted 11 Mar 1848, Launceston, VDL. Enlisted 29 Sept 1847 at Launceston; baptised Sydney, NSW. Has a scar from a burn on the body; no trade. In company with his mother who has a young child with her; she lately arrived from Adelaide and stated she was going to Hobart Town; it is supposed they proceeded to Port Phillip.

BERGAN, Patrick

14th

29yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Queen’s County Ireland; deserted at Melbourne on 4.4.1869.

BERRY, Austin

Pte 50th

26.6yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, sandy hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 3.1.1862, Banbury; labourer; born Clayden Oxford; deserted at Sydney on 14.5.1868. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BERRY, Austin

Pte 775 50th

25.5yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, sandy hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 2.1.1862, Banbury; labourer; born Clayden Oxford; deserted at Sydney on 20.4.1867. Remarks -Supposed to be about Redfern.

BERRY, Austin

Pte 775 50th

26.3yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, sandy hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 2.1.1862, Banbury; labourer; born Clayden Oxford; deserted at Sydney on 5.2.1868. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm. Supposed to have gone to Liverpool (NSW).

BERRY, Launcelot

Pte 2706 40th

25yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, black hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 19.5.1856.

BETTERIDGE, Charles

Pte 481 50th

29.4yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.12.1859, Worcester; labourer; born Cheltenham Gloucestershire; deserted at Sydney on 5.3.1869.

BETTERIDGE, Charles

Pte 481 50th , att. 14th

29.11yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.12.1859, Worcester; labourer; born Cheltenham Gloucestershire; deserted at Sydney on 5.11.1869. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm. Anchor tattooed over the D.

BIRCH, John

Pte 3242 12th

22.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; brass founder; born Tyrone; deserted at Ballarat on 13.1.1855.

BIRD, James

Pte 1070 14th

38.1yrs, 5’4”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 26.1.1859, Sherborne Dorset; labourer; born Melbury Ormond Dorset; deserted at Adelaide on 15.2.1870.

BIRD, James

Pte 535 50th

29.5yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 17.11.1860, Worcester; labourer; born Hadlin Worcester; deserted at Adelaide on 30.1.1859.

BIRKENSHAW, James

Pte 676 12th

22yrs, 5’5”; fair complexion, light brown hair, light brown eyes; enlisted 7.8.1860, Bromley Kent; Bricklayer; born Bromley Kent; deserted at Brisbane on 27.4.1862.

BLACKMAN, Thomas

Pte 890 28th

25yrs 5mo, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 15 Apr 1840 at Parramatta; marked, letter D under left arm; enlisted 29 Apr 1832,Newry; born Donaghmore, County Down; hatter, took side belt deserted from Pennant Hill, 8 Feb 1839.

BLACKWELL, George

Pte

25.8yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; steel toy forger; born Birmingham Warwick; deserted on 11.3.1869.

BLAKE, George

Pte 1373 80th

21yrs 6mo, 5’9 l/2”, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20 Oct 1836, Rochester ; born East Bergholt Suffolk; comb maker. Deserted 24 Apr 1841 from Parramatta. Supposed to be in the vicinity of Windsor or Bathurst. Also deserted 12 Oct 1842 from Governor’s Guard, Sydney; marks of punishment. Took with him his great coat, arms, accoutrements and ammunition.

BLAKE, Herbert

Pte 40th

24yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 12.4.1861.

BLAKE, Herbert

Pte 40th

24.8yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 8.7.1861. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BLAKE, Thomas G.

Pte 40th

21yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, fair complexion, grey eyes; enlisted 23.5.1859, Melbourne Victoria; labourer; born Yarmouth Norfolk; deserted at Melbourne on 6.7.1859.

BLAKELY, John

Pte 481 12th

26yrs, 5’6”; fair complexion, light brown hair, light brown eyes; enlisted 31.3.1860, Gatehead; labourer; born Tadcastor York; deserted at Sydney on 10.4.1861.

BLAKESLEY, James

Pte 99th

28yrs 1mo, 5’5 /2”, fair, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 15 Mar 1848, Sydney; enlisted 10 Feb 1848, Sydney; bapt. Hinchley, Leicestershire; labourer. Small anchor on left hand. Placed on the strength of the 99th Regt, having fraudulently confessed himself to be a deserter from the 1st Dragoon Guards.

BLAYDON, William

Gnr 1460 RA

25.9yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 28.11.1862, Liverpool; born Burtonon on-Trent Staffordshire; deserted at Sydney on 22.8.1869.

BLAYDON, William

RA

21yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 21.1.1865. Remarks - scar on left shoulder. Note - arrested Gisborne c.1.3.1865.

BLAYDON, William

RA

23yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Burtonon on-Trent; deserted at Melbourne on 11.12.1866. Note - arrested Prahran 8.1.1867.

BLAYDON, William

RA

24yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Burtonon on-Trent; deserted at Sandridge on 25.4.1867. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. Scar on left shoulder blade.

BLAYDON, William

RA

25yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Burtonon on-Trent; deserted at Melbourne on 1.9.1868. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BOARDMAN alias SPENCER, Jonathan

Pte 40th

25yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 27.9.1859, Melbourne Victoria; clerk; born Gorey Wexford; deserted at Melbourne on 19.3.1860.

BOLTON, Benjamin

Pte 11th

24yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, deserted 27 Jan 1846,Port Phillip. Enlisted 18 Aug 1842, Dublin, bapt. Rathdrum, Wicklow; servant.

BOLTON, John

18th

30yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; born Durham Burnonchin; deserted at Melbourne on 17.8.1870.

BOND, Patrick

Pte 11th

25 years 5mo. 5’6 1/2”. fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 22 Feb 1852, Sydney; enlisted 24 June 1847 at Dublin. Born Dublin; plasterer.

BOND, William

Pte 3291 11th

22.7yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 31.1.1853 Bristol, labourer; born Bristol Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 19.10.1857.

BONER, Cornelius

Pte 3000 40th

28yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Lifford Co. Donegal; deserted at South Australia on 19.4.1862. Remarks - burn on chin.

BONGAN, Patrick

Pte 1089 18th

29.6yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 17.11.1858, Liverpool; labourer; born Liverpool Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on 27.6.1870.

BONNER, Cornelius

Pte 3000 40th

29yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 2.6.1863. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BONNING, Edwin

Pte 3403 12th

21.6yrs, 5’10”; light complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 29.8.1854, Ilwinster; labourer; born Whitelackington Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 27.12.1858.

BOOTH, Robert

Pte 80th

24yrs 7mo, 5’6 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 2 Feb l843,Sydney,enlisted 10 Aug 1835,Chatham;marks of corporal punishment and marked D under left arm; labourer.

BORBRIDGE, Charles

Pte 3404 40th

20.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 26.7.1854 Limerick Servant; born Limerick; deserted at Sandhurst on 25.1.1857.

BORNE, William

Pte 2762 40th

22.6yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, dark eyes; labourer; born Devon; deserted at Ballarat on 19.1.1855.

BOUGHIE, William;

Pte 2586 99th

18.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Salop; deserted at Melbourne on 1.2.1854.

BOURKE, Patrick

L/Cpl 40th

21.1yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted on 5.10.1862. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BOURKE, Patrick

Pte 40th

20yrs, 5’7”; fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Limerick; deserted at Melbourne on 30.12.1860. Note - arrested Traralgon 19.6.1861.

BOWDEN, William

11th

31.11yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 29.11.1844, Eastcott; labourer; born Gastcote, Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 17.11.1856.

BOWLEY, James

Pte 474, 50th

27.1yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 12.11.1859, Worcester; labourer; born Powick Worcester; deserted at Adelaide on 12.12.1868. Remarks - speck on either side of navel.

BOWTON, William

Pte 96th

25yrs 2mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark brown eyes; deserted 15 Dec 1847, Hobart Town. Enlisted 31 Aug 1840, Blofield; bapt. Plumstead, Norfolk; labourer. Marked with letter D; fourth desertion.

BOWYER, Sydney

Pte 3547 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, pale complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11 .1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Taunton, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 31.8.1856. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BOYLAN, James

Pte 40th

22 years 9mo, 5’5”; deserted 14 Aug 1853, Sydney. Enlisted 7 Nov 1849; born Kildare; labourer.

BOYLAN, Thomas

14th

25yrs, 4’6”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Ireland; deserted on 27.12.1867.

BOYLE, Edward

18th

30yrs, 5’6”; dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Co. Kilkenny; deserted at Melbourne on 16.8.1870.

BRADLEY, Bartholomew

L/Cpl, 3034 12th

20.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, light brown eyes servant; born Cork; deserted at Ballarat on 19.1.1855.;

BRADLEY, Robert

Pte 11th

25 years 8mo, 5’7 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 16 Feb 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 29 June 1845, Gloucester; born Highworth, Wilts; labourer.

BRADY, David

Gnr RA

27yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 6.7.1859, Woolwich; labourer; born Glanmire Cork; deserted at Sydney on 4.4.1866.

BRADY, David

RA

23.6yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 13.1.1863.

BRAMFIELD BRANFIELD, James

Drm 3672 40th

17yrs, 5’0”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.2.1855 Taunton, labourer; born Wynehead Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 24.8.1858. Surrendered Echuca SA 28. 10.1858.

BRAMPTON, James

Pte 3668 40th

17.7yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, white hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.2.1855 Taunton, labourer; born Bishop’s Hill Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 30.11.1857.

BRAND, John

Pte 2778 11th

26.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 1.5.1849, Westminster; labourer; born Bornkam, Essex; deserted at Sydney on 13.3.1856.

BREEN, John

14th

28yrs, 5’7”; fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 4.4.1868.

BRENNAN, Edward

Pte 50th

29yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, black hair, dark eyes; enlisted 13.5.1864, Carlow; groom; born Ardless Queen’s Co. Ireland; deserted at Sydney on 15.4.1868.

BRENNAN, James

Pte 12th

23yrs; deserted Hobart 1857. Enlisted Liverpool.

BRENNAN, James

Pte 14th

36yrs, 5’7”; sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; born Cumberland; deserted at Hobart Town on 14.2.1870.

BRENNAN, James;

Pte 2585 99th

20.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Liverpool; deserted at Melbourne on 26.12.1853.

BRENNAN, John

14th

30yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 7.1.1870. Note - surrendered Castlemaine c.10.2.1870.

BRENNAN, John

Pte 3810 50th

31.6yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 10.1.1853, Conmel; labourer; born Cloneen; Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 30.1.1867.

BRESNAHAN, John

14th

27yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 2.12.1868. Remarks – branded with “D” under left arm. Note - returned to barracks 30.12.1868.

BRESNAN alias POWER, John

58th now in NZ

30yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; deserted on 30.6.1856. Note - surrendered Kilmore 26.11.1856. See Victorian Police Gazette 3.7.1856., pg.237.

BRESNAN, John

Pte 58th

22yrs 8mo, 5’8”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 27 Apr 1847, Melbourne; born St Mary’s, Middlesex; tailor. Red shell jacket and great coat, no waistcoat, regimental blue trowsers.

BRETT, Patrick

Pte 2771 40th

27.7yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 1.9.1849 Dublin, labourer; born ford Kilkenny; deserted at Melbourne on 7.4.1857. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm.

BRETT, Patrick

Pte 2771 12th

25yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Ireland; deserted at Melbourne on 27.4.1855.

BRIEN, John

Cpl 3193 40th

22yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 30.6.1853, Waterford, labourer; born Duncannon, Waterford; deserted at Castlemaine on 16.7.1856. Note - apprehended 19.8.1856.

BRIERS, Thomas

L/Cpl 3456 77th

20yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 7.8.1854 London, labourer; born Barnet Herts; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.

BRODERICK, Patrick

14th

29yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 16.1.1867. Note - returned to regiment c. 30.1.1867.

BRODERICK, Patrick

14th

27yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Cork; deserted on17.5.1867.

BROOKES, Charles

Pte 2237 40th

29yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 23.3.1856.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

17.10yrs, 5’; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; servant; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney on 2.1.1862.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

18.8yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; servant; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney on 27.10.1862. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

18.10yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; servant; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney on 27.1.0.1862. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

20yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; servant; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney on 12.1.1865. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

17.4yrs, 5’1”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; servant; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney.

BROOKS, Alfred

Dmr 186 12th

16.10yrs, 5’l”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1859, Deal; born Stratford Essex; deserted at Sydney on 16.12.1861.

BROOKS, Isaac

Pte 12th

29yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.9.1859, Sydney NSW; Baker; born Ponder’s End Middlesex; deserted at Sydney.

BROOKS, John

Pte 126 12th

31.5yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.10.1858, Manchester; Mason; born Doncaster Manchester; deserted at Sydney.

BROOKS, John

Pte 126 12th

32.2yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.10.1858, Manchester; mason; born Manchester Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on 26.12.1861. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BROOM, Henry

Pte 40th

25yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.4.1858 Melbourne, shipwright; born Nottingham; deserted at Melbourne on 16.5.1858.

BROOM, Henry

Pte 40th

28yrs, 5’11”; sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; born Nottingham; deserted at Melbourne on 15.8.1861. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BROOMFIELD, Ben

Pte 11th

28yrs 4mo,5’6 1/2”,fair,brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 22 Nov 1845,Mt Mellick, Queen’s Co. ;labourer; much pitted with smallpox, of weak intellect. Deserted.19.3.50, Sydney.

BROOMFIELD, John

L/Cpl 945 50th

22.8yrs, 5’6”; pale complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.6.1864, Taunton; carpenter; born Churchstanton Devon; deserted at Sydney on 4.3.1869.

BROON, James

18th

30.6yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Kildare; deserted at Melbourne on 17.8.1870.

BROPHY, Joseph

Pte 2870 77th

24.9yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 31.12.1849 Kildare, tailor; born Naas Kildare; deserted at Vic.Barracks, Sydney on 3.10.1857.

BROWN HAIR, Stephen

Pte 2924 77th

23.1yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.3.1854 Westminster, Clog maker; born St Saviour Surrey; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1858.

BROWN HAIR, George

Pte 3157 12th

19yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted Taunton; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 2.10.1855.

BROWN HAIR, Joseph

Dmr 1463 12th

38yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; sawyer; born Coningham, Essex; deserted at Melbourne on 7.11.1855. Remarks - round shouldered.

BROWN, James

Pte 265, 12th

20.2yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 15.6.1859, Westminster; born Cumber Co. Fermanagh; deserted at Sydney on 28.8.1860. Note - apprehended c. Sept. 1860.

BROWN, James

Pte 265 12th

20.10yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 15.6.1859, Westminster; artist; born Cumber Fermanagh; deserted at Sydney on 15.5.1861. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BROWN, John

18th

30yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 16.8.1870.

BROWN, Phelim

Pte 831 50th

24.4yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.10.1863, Naas; born Ballymore Eustace Kildare; deserted at Adelaide on 9.12.1868.

BROWN, Phelim

Pte 831 50th

23.11yrs, 6’2”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.10.1863, Naas; labourer; born Kildare; deserted at Adelaide on 18.11.1869. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BROWN, Robert

Gnr 30 RA

31.4yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 1.3.1850, Woolwich; born St. Mary’s Island Cornwall; deserted at Sydney on 27.11.1858.

BROWN, Robert

RA

23yrs, 5’8”; fair complexion, dark brown hair, dark grey eyes; shoemaker; born Northampton; deserted at Melbourne on 20.1.1863.

BROWN, Thomas

12th

29yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, black hair, hazel eyes; born Yeovill; deserted at Melbourne on 14.8.1870.

BROWNBILL, John

14th

27yrs, 5’4”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; Carter; born Liverpool; deserted at Melbourne on 23.7.1867.

BROWNE, James Charles

Pte 11th

27yrs 3mo, 5’6 ¾”, dark, brown hair, , dark brown eyes; deserted 5 Apr l846, Sydney; enlisted 17 Nov l8421Liverpool; bapt. St Mary‘s, Dublin; joiner. Coat white, trousers white

BRUCE, Peter

RA

38yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; flax dresser; born Dundee; deserted at Toorak on 18.7.1865. Returned to barracks c.3.8.1865.

BRYAN, Patrick

Pte

Absconded prisoners (King William 1840), labourer and soldier, 38yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, lost upper canine tooth, mark of a boil lower right arm, two similar marks inside lower left arm; of Dublin. Absconded from Victoria Barracks Stockade 23 July 1845.

BRYNE, John

Pte 40th

36yrs, 5’8”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; born Cork; deserted at Adelaide on 6.5.1860. Remarks - mark of wound back of neck; Note - still at large Aug.1861.

BUCKLEY, Cornelius

40th

22yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, fair hair, light blue eyes; labourer; born Kenny; deserted at Melbourne on 20.10.1862.

BUCKLEY, Daniel

Pte 11th

22 years 1mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 29 Jan 1849, Blackheath, NSW. Enlisted 6 Jan 1845, Cork; bapt. Cork, no marks; brushmaker.

BULLEN, Joseph Crofts

11th

20yrs, 5’7”, brown hair, hazel eyes; born Cappurquinn Ireland. Deserted at Adelaide on 9.9.1854.

BULLEY, Edward

Gnr 271 RA

37.3yrs, 5’7”; swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 31.10.1853, Norwich; labourer; born Laless Norwich; deserted at Sydney on 9.1.1865.

BULLY, Joseph

Cpl 957 28th

25yrs, 5’8 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes, deserted 23 Oct 1840,Twentymile Hollow; enlisted 16 Nov 1832,Hertford; labourer. Lance Sergeant at the time of desertion. Supposed to have gone to Port Essington.

BURGESS, Samuel

Pte 3133 12th

22.4yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted Taunton; labourer; born Sulworthy, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 25.8.1855.

BURKE, Edward

Pte 99th

24yrs 3mo, 5’5 1/2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 6 Nov l847, Sydney; enlisted 6 Aug l842,London; bapt. Edmonton, Middlesex; labourer Uncommonly stout, broad shouldered and remarkably fresh looking; no marks; wore servant’s clothes.

BURKE, John

Pte 11th

23 years 5mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 29 Jan 1849, Blackheath. Enlisted 1 Nov 1844, Liverpool; born Derry; bricklayer. Pockpitted. Also deserted 6 Jan 1851 Sydney and again 19 July 1852.

BURKE, John

Pte 11th

26 years 8mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 19 July 1852, Sydney; enlisted 1 Nov 1844, Liverpool; born Derry; pockmarked; bricklayer. Deserted twice before; marked D.

BURKE, John

Pte 3506 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Galway; deserted at Castlemaine on 27.7.1856.

BURKE, John

RA

28yrs, 5’10”; swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 20.12.1862. Remarks – pockpitted.

BURKE, John

RA

28 29yrs, 5’10”; swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 17.9.1863. Remarks – pockmarked.

BURKE, John

RA

35.5yrs, 5’10”; swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Woolwich; labourer; born St. Ann’s Dublin; deserted at Sydney on 29.5.1866.

BURKE, Patrick

Pte 3339 40th

21.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light hair, blue eyes; enlisted 5.4.1854 Waterford; born Abbeyfeale Limerick; deserted at Melbourne on 14.2.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. anchor tattooed right forearm.

BURKE, Patrick

Pte 2105 40th

30yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, black hair, hazel eyes; shoe maker; born Macroon, Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 8.4.1856.

BURNELL, James

40th

25yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Adelaide on 5.3.1855.

BURNELL, Richard

40th

26yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 13.6.1863.

BURNETT, Henry

Gnr 1683 RA

31.7yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 12.1.1858, Dover; groom; born St. George’s London Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 15.8.1870. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

BURNETT, James

Pte 2696 40th

23.6yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born England; deserted at Adelaide on 5.3.1855.

BURNS, Arthur

14th

28.6yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; carter; born Liverpool; deserted at Melbourne on 10.1.1870.

BURNS, George

Pte 3222 77th

22.3yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 26.1.1853 Fermoy, labourer; born Galbally Limerick; deserted at Sydney on 17.4.1858.

BURRETT, Joseph

12th

18yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born England; deserted at Castlemaine on 27.5.1855.

BURTON, James

Pte 11th

22yrs, 5’9 1/8”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 5 Nov 1848, Sydney; enlisted 25 Nov 1844, Cork; bapt. Cork; marked with letter D; labourer

BURTON, James

Pte 82 12th

21.8yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.5.1858, Birmingham; collier; born Harburn Warwick; deserted at Lambing Flat on 5.12.1861. Remarks - pitted with smallpox.

BURTON, John

Gnr 1863 RA

21yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 2.7.1867, Ipswich; labourer; born Ipswich Suffolk; deserted at Sydney on 10.8.1870.

BURTON, Richard


22.10yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; Groom; born Somesly Lincoln; deserted on 14.3.1869.

BURTON, William

Pte 50th

29yrs, 5’6”; fair complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 4.2.1858, Coventry; watchmaker; born St. Michael’s Coventry Warwickshire; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1868.

BUTCHER, John

Pte 2384 11th

20yrs 4mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 23 July l846, Port Phillip; enlisted 12 Mar 1845.Chatham, bapt.Little Port, Camb.; labourer.

BUTCHER, John

Pte 3062 11th

19.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.5.1852 Walmer; born Brabourne Kent; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 10.10.1854.

BUTCHER, Joseph

Gnr RA

23.7yrs, 5’3”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 29.10.1855, Tower of London; shoemaker; born St. Andrew’s Dunstable; deserted at Sydney on 10.5.1859. Remarks - JHCL tattooed on left arm & ring around wrist.

BUTCHER, Joseph

RA

22.5yrs, 5’3”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 29.10.1855 Tower of London, shoemaker; born St. Andrew’s Dunstable Bedfordshire; deserted at Sydney on 9.3.1858. tattooed left arm J.H.C.L. & ring around left wrist; apprehended Scone, NSW c.Mar. 1858.

BUTLER, Edward

Pte 3265 40th

20.1yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 14.2.1854 Waterford, labourer; born Ballyquin Kilkenny; deserted at Geelong on 31.3.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

BUTLER, Edward

Pte 3265 40th

17yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Mallanarat, Killkenny; deserted at Melbourne on 6.12.1855.

BUTLER, Francis

Pte 12th

25.1yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 4.6.1863, Sydney NSW; labourer; born Crusheen Enniskillen Clare; deserted at Sydney on 16.7.1863. Remarks - served in police at Lachlan.

BUTLER, Thomas

Pte 3605 40th

24yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 14.12.1854, Galway; mason; born Cappaquinn Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 27.12.1859.

BUTLER, William

Pte 295 12th

26.6yrs, 6’l”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.5.1859, Sydney NSW; labourer; born Shadwell Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 14.11.1859.

BYERS, John

Pte 3229 12th

19.4yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Hillsborough; bleacher; born Revarnit, Down; deserted at Ballarat on 23.8.1855.

BYRNE, Owen

Pte 565 50th

26.1yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.12.1860, Dublin; labourer; born Hacketstown Dublin; deserted at Sydney on 4.2.1869.

BYRNE, Peter

Pte 3548 11th

20.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 5.10.1854 Dublin; born Skerry Dublin; deserted at Sydney on 20.10.1857. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.




reference