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
HANNA, Joseph 15th 30yrs, 5'11", fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; dealer; born Northern Ireland; deserted at'Walmer Castle' Hobson's Bay c.31.3.1870. Remarks - brand "D" and "BC" under left arm. HANNON, James Gnr 1218 RA 26.8yrs, 5'7", fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 21.2.1860, Liverpool; cabinet maker; born Templemore Co.Derry; deserted at Sydney on 13.12.1858. HARRIS, James Gnr 1632 RA 30.9yrs, 5'9", fresh complexion, dark red hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.1.1860, Newcastle-on-Tyne; plasterer; born St. Andrew's Glasgow Lanarkshire; deserted at Sydney on 20.10.1868. HAWKES, Thomas Pte 25.8yrs, 5'6", dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Brighton Sussex; deserted at South Australia on 11.3.1869. HUNIHAN Andrew Pte 54th Absconded prisoner (ship Caledonia,1838), labourer, 41yrs, 5'6 3/4", sallow complexion, brown hair mixed with grey, blue to grey eyes, broad scar of left cheek near upper lip, fingers of right hand contracted a little, scar on ball of left thumb; of Butivant, Cork. Absconded from Commissariat Store gang, 28 Jan 1845,Sydney.
1834may07 Joseph HADFIELD 32nd foot 30 Alfreton Lab 1836mar05 Thomas HADFIELD 85th foot 19 Glossop Shoemaker 1828nov18 John HALL 3rd bat gren gds 19 Belper Nailer 1829jan27 John HALL 3rd bat gren gds 22 Belper Nailer 1840nov25 John HALL royal marines 25 Woodland Hope Blacksmith 1832jan07 William HALLOWS 60th rif 2nd bat 18 Kniveton Shoemaker 1832feb08 William HALLOWS 60th rif 2nd bat 18 Kniveton Shoemaker 1830feb24 William HANBURY 3rd bat gren gds 36 Elvaston Butcher 1840jan17 Joseph HANCOCK 77th foot 22 Yougreave Lab 1838jan10 Charles HAND 83rd foot 18 Ashbourne Silkweaver 1837jan07 William HARDSTAFF 19th foot 20 Derby Stone delver 1838jul14 Hugh HARDY 86th foot 18 Shirland Lab 1840mar11 John HARDY 40th foot 24 Belper Tailor 1836oct05 Edward HARRISON 37th foot 20 Scropton Lab 1840jun19 George HARRISON 45th foot 17 Kirk Ireton File cutter 1834aug13 Jos HARRISON 34th foot 21 Norton Knife cutler 1838jun09 Samuel HARVEY heics art 24 Belper Butcher 1834jun04 George HASLAM 2nd life gds 41 Pentridge Lab 1840sep23 Thomas HASSALL 45th foot 19 Ticknall Weaver 1839may15 Henry HEEL 69th foot 21 Chesterfield Lab 1839may31 John HELKIN 6th foot 18 Baslow Tailor 1839jul15 Jos HIBBERD 82nd foot 20 Edensor Blade forger 1839jun28 George HIGGINBOTTOM 45th foot 19 Wharton? Machine turner 1840oct07 George HIGGINBOTTOM 45th foot 20 Wharton? Machine turner 1835dec05 William HIGHLAND AL 32nd foot 26 Hicham ? Collier 1831sep21 Edmund HILL heics art 23 Heath Shopman 1837may24 John HILL rm woolwich div 20 Buxton Serv 1833nov27 Thomas HILL 69th foot 25 St Peter Dby Brickmaker 1837may17 William HODGKINSON 37th foot 19 Osmaston Twisthand 1839oct18 William HOLLIS 53rd foot 19 Youlgreave Lab 1832jul07 James HOLMES 14th foot 20 Chesterfield Lab 1835sep19 Jos HOLMES 96th foot 22 Twyford? Serv 1828nov14 John HOLMS 80th foot 21 Overton Lab 1830oct20 William HOOD 32nd foot 22 Shirley Shoemaker 1834jan22 William HUTCHESON 28th foot 23 Mugginton Lab 1835dec05 William IRELAND AL 32nd foot 26 Mugginton Lab
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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