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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

1836mar05  George   JACKSON      23rd fusil          22  Chesterfield         Hatter
1836jun18  William  JACKSON      35th foot           20  Brampton             Coalminer
1833oct16  John     JARRATT      15th foot           24  Morley               Lab
1837aug26  Thomas   JERVIS       20th foot           18  Langley              Lab
1838jun12  Thomas   JERVIS       20th foot           19  Langley              Lab
1839jan19  Thomas   JERVIS       20th foot           19  Langley              Lab
1837nov08  George   JOHNSON      3rd bat gren gds    29  Alfreton             Coalminer
1839jul05  Isaac    JOHNSON      45th foot           22  Codnor               Shoemaker
1835nov18  Simeon   JOHNSON      19th foot           40  Foston               Lab
1840nov13  Thomas   JOHNSON      5th drag gds        20  Swanick              Lab
1840may22  William  JOHNSON      3rd foot            24  Mackworth            Printer
1832dec12  Henry    JONES        39th foot           19  St Alkm Dby          Silkweaver

Gnr 275 RA
29.9yrs, 5'9"; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 2.1.1854, Derby England; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 12.9.1864.
JAMES, Charles
Absconded prisoner: (Maitland 1840) labourer and soldjer, 26yrs.5'6", sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; lost a front tooth in upper jaw, scar top of right side of forehead, two moles on left side of neck, one on right; sun on upper arm, heart pierced with two darts, man, woman, ExL CxJ and fish inside lower right arm, Charles James born 1821,and man on upper arm; crucifix, INRI, man, skull and crossbones, I.H.S. inside lower left arm. Born Sussex. Absconded from steam dredge.Newcastle,30 Aug 1847
Gnr 1881 RA
23.3yrs, 5'7"; sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 28.8.1867, Liverpool; tailor; born Edinburgh; deserted at Sydney on 12.12.1868.