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Men listed as deserting from their Regiment

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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

1833jul06  George   KENT         3rd bat gren gds    24  Langley              Lab
1838mar21  Jos      KILLINGLY    95th foot           --  Roliston             Lab
1829apr22  Jos      KIRK         3rd foot            22  Wirksworth           Lab
1834may07  Jos      KIRK         3rd bat gren gds    28  Wirksworth           Lab
1836sep24  Jos      KIRK         3rd bat gren gds    30  Wirksworth           Lab
1837dec02  Jos      KIRK         3rd bat gren gds    31  Wirksworth           Lab
1838nov24  Jos      KIRK         3rd bat gren gds    32  Wirksworth           Lab
1838aug15  Thomas   KIRK         3rd foot            18  Hathersage           Whitesmith


KAIN, George

Drm 2379 77th

23yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 28.7.1849 Longford, labourer; born Longford; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1858. Apprehended 15.4.1858.

KAIN, Michael

Pte 3646 12th

32yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.10.1845, Cork; labourer; born Plymouth Devon; deserted at Sydney on 3.10.1859.

KAIN, Michael

Pte 3646 12th

32.5yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.10.1845, Cork; labourer; born Plymouth Devon; deserted at Sydney on 10.3.1860.

KAIN, Michael

Pte 3646 12th

34.5yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.10.1845, Cork; labourer; born Plymouth Devon; deserted at Sydney on 24.3.1862. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

KAIN, Michael

Pte 3646 12th

35.1yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.10.1845, Cork; labourer; born Plymouth Devon; deserted at Sydney on 1.12.1862.

KAINE, Francis

Pte 3446 40th

19.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 4.11.1854 Galway, labourer; born St. Nicholas Galway; deserted at Sandhurst on 18.1.1857.

KAINE, Richard

Pte 3671 77th

21yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 19.2.1855 Ballymena, labourer; born Durrow Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 3.4.1858.

KAY, Henry

Pte 212 12th

21.8yrs, 5’4”; sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 6.4.1859, Manchester; labourer; born Manchester; deserted at Sydney on 18.7.1862. Remarks - mark on back of head.

KEANE, Michael

Pte 3274 40th

21.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 23.2.1854 Waterford, grocer; born St. John’s Waterford; deserted at Castlemaine on 6.8.1857.

KEARNEY KEARNEY, Patrick

Pte 131 12th

21.7yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 1.11.1858, Liverpool; labourer; born Tuam Tuam Galway; deserted at Sydney on 20.6.1862.

KEATING, John

Pte 3289 40th

18.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.2.1854 Waterford, labourer; born Cahir Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 15.1.1857.

KEATING, John

Pte 3289 40th

19.11yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.2.1854 Waterford, labourer; born Knockgraffin Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 14.2.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

KEATING, Robert

Pte 50th

25yrs, 5’7”,slender build, black hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows dark, head oval, face thin, nose large, mouth large, neck small, narrow shoulders, hands and feet small. Deserted 28 Jan 1841 .Sydney; born Cork; tailor. Marked D on left side and bears the mark of corporal punishment.

KEEBLE, James

Pte 2901 12th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Bury, St Edmunds; labourer; born Old Newton, Suffolk; deserted at Melbourne on 16.9.1855.

KEEFE, John

14th

5’9”; fair complexion, fair hair; deserted at Military Prison on 8.6.1869.

KEEFE, Matthew

Pte 11th

20yrs 2mo, 5’11 1/2”.fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 19 Oct 1846, Sydney; enlisted 7 Aug 1843 Kilkenny ; bapt .Tipperary ; labourer. Wore shell jacket and white trousers.

KEEFE, Owen

14th

26yrs, 5’7”; dark complexion, black hair, black eyes; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 25.5.1867.

KEEFFE, Patrick

18th

29yrs, 5’7”; sallow complexion, brown hair, light grey eyes; labourer; born Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 16.8.1870.

KEEGAN, James

Pte 18th

30.1yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 11.6.1859, Dublin; born Mullingar Westmeath; deserted at Adelaide on 16.8.1870.

KEELEY, John

RA

30yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, red hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 3.12.1864.

KEENAN, Larry

Pte 2225 40th

26 years 9mo, light brown hair, dark brown eyes; deserted 4 Jan 1853, Sydney; enlisted 27 Oct 1845, Warrington; born Morkney, Monaghan; labourer.

KEEP, Edward

Pte 583 12th

20yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 16.6.1860, Westminster; Coach maker; born St. Margaret’s Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 30.6.1862.

KEHOE, Mark

Pte 11th

25 years 9mo, 6’11”; deserted 20 Apr 1853, Sydney; enlisted 7 July 1845, Mountmellick; born Coolhanagher, Queen’s Co. Labourer.

KELLY, Arthur

14th

30yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Co. Kildare; deserted at Melbourne on 12.1.1870.

KELLY, Denis

14th

30yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Kings Co.; deserted at Melbourne on 4.10.1869.

KELLY, Denis

14th

29yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born King’s Co.; deserted at Melbourne on 12.1.1870.

KELLY, Edward

Cpl 14th

26yrs, 5’7”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Mullingar; deserted at Melbourne on 21.12.1867.

KELLY, Edward

Drm 80th

21yrs 11mo, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, .grey eyes, deserted 28 Apr 1843,Sydney. Enlisted 21 Nov 1835,Chatham; born Kent; labourer. Slight cut on left cheek

KELLY, James

18th

30.3yrs, 5’5”; fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 7.5.1859, Dublin; engraver; born St. James Dublin; deserted at Adelaide on 16.8.1870.

KELLY, John

Pte 2035 40th

30.1yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, black hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 5.2.1845 Castlerea; born Ballintubbar Roscommon Ireland; deserted at Ballarat on 17.6.1857.

KELLY, John

Pte, 3186 12th

20.1yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; weaver; born Magheralin, Co Down; deserted on 8.2.1855. Remarks - scar on left buttock.

KELLY, Lawrence

Pte, 2817 40th

24yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Charleville, Co Cork; shoemaker; deserted at Melbourne on 21.7.1856.

KELLY, Michael

Pte 2575 40th

28.5yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, black eyes; enlisted 27.9.1847 Dublin, labourer; born Liverpool Lancaster; deserted at Melbourne on 6.3.1857. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm. Arrested Rushworth 11.3.1858.

KELLY, Michael

Pte, 2575 40th

27yrs, 5’7.5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, black eyes; labourer; born Liverpool; deserted at Sandhurst on 21.12.1855.

KELLY, Patrick

14th

26yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 23.9.1867.

KELLY, Patrick

Pte 3805 77th

21.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 11.2.1854 Templemore, labourer; born Feacle Clare; deserted at Sydney on 5.4.1858. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

KELLY, Samuel

Pte 3238 12th

25yrs, 5’9”; fair complexion, sandy hair, light brown eyes; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 14.3.1864.

KELLY, Samuel

Pte 3238 12th

26yrs, 5’7”; fair complexion, sandy hair, light brown eyes; enlisted Feb.’1853, Westminster; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 14.10.1864. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm.

KELSO, Henry

Pte 3427 77th

21.3yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27. 7. 1854 Ballymena, weaver; born Durmore Co Down; deserted at Sydney

KEMPBELL, Patrick

Pte 3241 40th

22.3yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, dark eyes; enlisted 29.8.1853 Waterford, labourer; born Dewery King’s Co; deserted at Melbourne on 3.12.1857.

KEMPSALL, Thomas

Pte 2240 40th

31yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 17.10.1845 Dumfries, shoemaker; born Dumfries Scotland; deserted at Melbourne on 3.11.1858

KENNALLY, John

Pte 3443 77th

23.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, dark grey eyes; enlisted 25.7.1854 Galway, labourer; born Armadown Galway; deserted at Sydney on 30.3.1858.

KENNEDY, John

14th

36yrs, 5’9”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; weaver; born Northern Ireland; deserted at Hobart Town on 3.3.1870.

KENNEDY, John

Pte 3297 40th

20.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 3.3.1854 Waterford, labourer; born Portlaw Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 3.10.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

KENNEDY, John

Pte 3297 40th

21yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 3.3.1854, Waterford; labourer; born Portland Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 10.10.1859. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

KENNEDY, John

Pte 3901 50th

32.5yrs, 5’10”; fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.11.1853, Newry; labourer; born Castle Connell Limerick; deserted at Sydney on 23.10.1868. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

KENNEDY, John

Pte, 3297 40th

17yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Waterford; labourer; born Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 22.11.1855.

KENNEDY, Patrick

14th

29yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion; light brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Kilkenny deserted at Melbourne on 14.12.1868. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

KENNEY, Nicholas;

Pte 2234 11th

27.5yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer, born Queen’s Co.; deserted at Adelaide on 22.1.1854.

KENNY, Michael

14th

32yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; grey hair; brown eyes; labourer; born Co. Longford deserted at Melbourne on 14.8.1870.

KENNY, Nicholas

Pte 2234 11th

27 years, 5mo, 5’7”; deserted 22 Jan 1854 from Adelaide. Enlisted 24 Oct 1844; born Mountmellick, Queen’s Co. Weaver.

KENT, Jonathan

Pte, 2537 40th

31yrs, 5’7”, dark complexion, dark hair, dark brown eyes; labourer; born England; deserted at Adelaide on 29.5.1855. Remarks – tattoos.

KENT, Joseph

Pte 12th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk; deserted at Sandhurst on 27.6.1855.

KEOGH, Owen

RA

30yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; black hair; hazel eyes; weaver; born Co. Kildare deserted at Melbourne on 19.7.1865. Note - returned to barracks c.3.8.1865.

KERRY, William

Pte 80th

25yrs 9mo, 5’6 7/8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 27 Sept 1842,Sydney; enlisted 26 Mar l841; tailor.

KERSHAW, William

Pte 3032 77th

21.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 6.6.1854 Ashton- under-Lyne, Baker; born Newton Heath Manchester; deserted at Sydney on 17.3.1858.

KERWICK, John

14th

29yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; shoemaker; born Tipperary deserted at Melbourne on 24.5.1859. Note - arrested Dandenong Victoria c.2l.6.1869.

KILEY, Cornelius

Pte 2758 77th

21.2yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 2.2.1854 Westminster, labourer; born Sth Marylebone Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 1.4.1858. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

KILLGALLON, James

Pte 3489 12th

22.8yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 22.1.56 Devonport; labourer; born Ardfinnean Tipperary deserted at Sydney on 22.10.1860.

KILNER, William;

Pte 99th

30yrs, 5’10”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, dark hazel eyes; weaver, born York; deserted at Melbourne on 6.12.1853. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm, scar over (R) eye.

KIMPTON, Frederick

Pte 402 50th

27.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; Dark brown hair; Grey eyes; enlisted 19.7.58 Wolverhampton; Lock maker; born Horslefield Wolverhampton deserted at Sydney on 21.11.1866. Remarks – pockpitted.

KING, Charles

Pte 40th

deserted at Geelong. Note - apprehended 22.10.1856.

KING, John

14th

27yrs, 5’4”, sallow complexion; Brown hair; Grey eyes; Miner; born Scotland deserted at Melbourne on 28.6.1869. Remarks - pockpitted; returned to barracks c.5.7.1869.

KING, Thomas

Pte 396 12th

23.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; Dark brown hair; Brown eyes; enlisted 4.1.1860 Gravesend; Tailor; born St. Mary’s Gloucester deserted at Brisbane on 27.9.1861.

KING, Thomas Hugh

Pte 2476 77th

24yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, fair complexion, grey eyes; enlisted 2.2.1852 Ballymena, labourer; born Racavin Broughshin Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 2.2.1858.

KINGSTON, James

Pte 2269 40th

20yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; musician; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 2.6.1855.

KINLEY, Henry M.

l4th

26yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; Brown hair; Grey eyes; Draper; born Scotland deserted on 12.3.1870.

KINNA, Francis

Pte 2601 99th

24.8yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Roscrea, Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 15.2.1855.

KIRKMAN, Thomas

Pte 3128 77th

22yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 18.1.1854 Ashton- under-Lyne, Grinder; born Stockport Cheshire; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1858.

KNEALE, Thomas

Pte 2130 11th

23yrs 9mo, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes, small mouth, shoulders rather stooped; deserted night of 11 July 1847, Adelaide; born Castletown, Isle of Man; joiner. Shell jacket, forage cap and side belt have since been found in Gawler Place.

KNOWLES, John

18th

35yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; Sandy hair; blue eyes; Tailor; born Ireland deserted at Melbourne on 30.7.1870. Remarks – pockpitted.

KNOWLES, John

Pte 3022 40th

23.9yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.2.1852 Taunton, labourer; born Hatch Beechew Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 6. 12.1857.

KNOWLES, Thomas

Pte 3373 40th

20.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 25.5.1854 Taunton, labourer; born Nth Petherton Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 6.12.1857.


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