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Men listed as deserting from their Regiment


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. Most have been recorded with their Regiment

Absconded prisoner: (St Vincent 1837), soldier and labourer, 43yrs, 5'6", brown and freckled, dark brown hair, brown chestnut eyes, perpendicular scar on right side of upper lip and on inner corner of right eyebrow and over brow, small mole on left side of neck, DD under left arm. Absconded from Wooloomooloo Stockade, 6 Mar 1845.

FLYNN, Edward
Absconded prisoner: (Woodbridge) labourer and soldier, 33yrs, 5'9 1/2", sallow complexion, freckled, brown hair, grey eyes; diagonal scar left eyebrow, D under left arm, mark of a boil on right breast, small mole outside right elbow, scar inside little finger of right hand, scar on ball of left thumb, large scar on back of left hand and fore, middle and third fingers; of County Tipperary. Absconded from Surveying party of Mr Burnett, Miller's Vale, Moreton Bay, 1848.

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1840aug28  Alex.    FLETCHER     82nd foot           --  Dronfield            Knife cutler
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