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
JACQUES, George 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 Pte 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 JOHNSTON James 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.
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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