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
GALLEY, Joseph Pte Absconded prisoner: (Ship Kennaway) soldier.etc, 30yrs, 5'5 1/2", sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes, D under left arm, J Galley AH inside lower right arm, scar on back of left hand and back of fourth finger, rather illegible inside lower left arm, forefinger of left hand contracted with scars on back of same and nail disfigured; large scar on left shin. Born Surrey. Deserted from Circular Quay Gang 29 July 1839 (still advertised NSW 1847). GARTEN, James Pte 3169 20yrs, 5'8", fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Nottingham; bobbin and carriage maker; born Nottingham; deserted at Melbourne on 31 .8.1855. GILBERT, Richard Pte Absconded prisoner: (Waverly 1839), soldier, 28yrs, 5'9", fresh ruddy complexion, light brown hair, dark hazel eyes, semicircular scar on right corner of mouth, scar over left eyebrow, another on outer corner; two small moles on left side of neck, JD, crown, JGBETZY inside lower right arm, JTTT'.4 on upper arm, TRD, anchor and other marks on right hand, D under left arm; of Shropshire. Absconded from No 3 Stockade, Newcastle, 23 Jan 1845. GRIFFIN (GRIFFEIN), Patrick Gnr 1868 RA 22.6yrs, 5'6"; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.5.1867, Westminster; labourer; born Listonal Co. Kerry; deserted at Sydney on 13.12.1858. GRIFFIN, Patrick Gnr 1868 RA 23.3yrs, 5'7"; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.5.1867, Westminster; born Listowal Kerry; deserted at Sydney on 31.8.1869. Remarks - mole on left shoulder blade. GROOMBRIDGE, Thomas Pte 2978 20.9yrs, 5'7", fair complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born West Farleigh, Kent; deserted at Castlemaine on 21.7.1855.
1834may28 William GAUNT 2nd bat 60th foot 22 Hollington ? Lab 1839apr15 John GEE 1st bat rif 19 Stoney Middleton Cordwainer 1836oct26 T GENN 14th foot 19 Shottle Currier 1833aug03 William GILBERT 2nd bat 60th foot 20 Cover Stony? Shoemaker 1833dec21 William GILBERT 2nd bat 60th foot 20 Cover Stony? Shoemaker 1835may23 William GILBERT 2nd bat 60th foot 22 Cover Stony? Shoemaker 1836nov25 James GLADSTONE rm portsmouth div 20 St Alkm Dby Smith 1840aug28 Edward GOODHEAD 95th foot 19 St Alkm Dby Ribbon weaver 1828dec19 W GOODHEAD rm plymouth div 19 Derby Tailor 1829aug22 David GOTHARD 17th foot 21 Mellor Shoemaker 1839oct14 John GREATRIX 29th foot 20 Alverston Lab 1837feb08 William GREEN 7th fusil 21 Brassington ------ 1837mar08 James GREGORY 95th foot 21 Bonsall FWK 1838apr04 James GREGORY rm portsmouth div 20 Stony Middleton Plade? maker 1829aug01 Samuel GREGORY 3rd light drag 19 Chesterfield Joiner 1839mar06 William GREGORY 17th foot 20 Duffield Cutler 1837jan07 Joseph GREGSON 24th foot 22 Longford Bricklayer
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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