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
FENWICK, Andrew Pte 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 Pte 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.
1839oct30 David FEARN 95th foot 18 Mickleover Lab 1840apr24 Thomas FEARNEHOUGH 6th foot 22 Crich Lab 1839nov29 Henry FIPS 98th foot 21 Tideswell Lab 1840aug28 Alex. FLETCHER 82nd foot -- Dronfield Knife cutler 1836jun18 George FLETCHER 95th foot 24 Shirland Lab 1828jun13 James FLINDERS 9th foot 24 Eyam Grinder 1829may09 James FLINDERS 9th foot 25 Eyam Grinder 1840oct16 Bryan FOGG 82nd foot 24 Chesterfield Iron moulder 1832oct31 James FORD 15th foot 18 Kegworth Shoemaker 1828sep26 John FORD 12th inf 21 Mellor Shoemaker 1829jul04 John FORD 12th inf 21 Mellor Shoemaker 1837mar08 William FOSTER 95th foot 20 Ashbourne Lab 1831aug24 George FRECKLETON 5th bat roy art 22 Whabas ?!! Engineer 1837oct28 John FREEMAN 2nd bat 60th rif 26 Staveley Lab. 1839feb23 George FURNISS 80th foot 19 Brampton Blade grinder
Amy deserters from H.M. Service ( in Australia and New Zealand) Volumes 1 and 2 compiled partly Yvonne Fitzmaurice Victorian Police Gazette 1800 - 1865 to 1870 State Library of N. S.W. ref 10 NQ 929.3945 12
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