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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



1840aug10  George   LAWSON       12th foot           21  Ipstone?             Groom
1833may22  George   LEVICK       98th foot           20  Eckington            Stonemason
1836aug31  James    LEVIONS      48th foot           18  St Alkm Dby          Serv
1837aug16  James    LEVIONS      48th foot           19  St Alkm Dby          Serv
1838sep12  James    LEVIONS      48th foot           20  St Alkm Dby          Serv
1839jul12  James    LEVIONS      48th foot           21  St Alkm Dby          Serv
1835aug01  William  LITCHFIELD   71st highlanders    22  Snelson              Engineer
1837jun27  Samuel   LITTLEWOOD   7th fusil           23  Cromford             Moulder
1839jan19  John     LOWE         2nd foot            22  Brondnell?           Blacksmith




LACEY, Philip

Pte 3342 40th

16yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Waterford; labourer; born Ballina, Wexford; deserted at Melbourne on 8.12.1855. Remarks – scars on back and sides.

LACEY, Philip

Pte 3342 40th

18yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.4.1854, Waterford, labourer; born Ballina, Wexford; deserted at Melbourne on 8.7.1856. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. Two large scars on back and side.

LACHERN, John

Pte 3200 40th

21yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 21 .6.1853, Taunton; labourer; born Wednore, Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 23.9.1856.

LACKENBY, Frank

Pte 688 50th

22.6yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion; Dark brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 18.6.1863 Fareham; labourer; born Lophook deserted at Sydney on 13.12.1867.

LALOR, Patrick

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (Pekoe 1840), labourer and soldier, 28yrs, 5’7 114”, dark ruddy complexion, brown hair, hazel grey eyes, small mole on right side of fi neck, large inoculation scar on upper right arm, scar on back of top of fore and middle fingers of right hand, large scar outside left leg; of King’s County. Escaped from invalid Establishment, Parramatta, 4 July 1848, under sentence of threeyrs in irons.

LAMB, George Green;

Pte 99th Reg

22.5yrs, 5’7”, freckled complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; engine tender, born Yorkshire; deserted at Melbourne on 5.12.1853.

LAMBERT, Ray

Pte 50th :

31yrs, 5’9 1/4”, fresh complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; deserted 7 Feb 1840,Sydney; enlisted 13 Aug 1829,Gloucester; born Cheltenham; cabinet maker. He is supposed to be working at his trade in Sydney.

LANDRIGAN, William

Pte 2907 40th

23.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.12.50 Cork, labourer; born Cahir Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 27.3.1857.

LANE, Patrick

995 RA

35yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 6.10.1860 Gosport; servant; born Castlereigh Roscommon deserted at Sydney on 11.7.1865. Note - surrendered Stawell c.30.8.1869; discharged as unfit for military service.

LANE, Patrick

Gnr RA

31.6yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion; Dark brown hair; Grey eyes; Servant; born Hants deserted at Melbourne on 20.5.1862.

LANE, Patrick

RA

33.6yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; servant; born Castlereigh deserted at Melbourne on 28.4.1864.

LANGDON, Thomas

Pte 3535 40th

20yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Stoke St Gregory, Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 4.11.1856.

LANGHAM, Francis

Pte 40th

24yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, black hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.11.1851 Taunton, weaver; born Cullumpton Devon; deserted at Melbourne on 24.1.1858.

LANGSTON[E], Thomas

Drummer 80th

21yrs 8mo, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; freckled. Deserted 29 Apr 1843,Sydney; enlisted 21 Aug 1835,Dublin; born Market Hill Armagh; labourer. Also deserted 8 June 1844: supposed to have escaped in ship Leonidas

LANIGAN, Patrick

Pte 4043 (1809 99th ) 40th

34.2yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; enlisted 22.6.1842 Carlow, labourer; born Carlow; deserted at Adelaide on 16.9.1858.

LANIGAN, Patrick

Pte 4043 (1809 99th ) 40th

32yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; labourer; born County Carlow; deserted at Castlemaine on 25.7.1856.

LANIGAN, Patrick



LARK, Thomas

Pte 2694 77th

22.2yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light hair, blue eyes; enlisted 9.8.1853 Bungay, labourer; born Oaister Norfolk; deserted at Vic. Barracks, Sydney on 17.10.1857.

LAST, Ephraim

Pte 745 12th

24yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion; fair hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk deserted at Sydney on 16.10.1866. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

LAUGHAM, Francis

Pte 2974 40th

24.11yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, black hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.11.1851 Taunton, weaver; born Cullompton Devon; deserted at Melbourne on 23.11.1858.

LAWLEY, J.

14th

deserted 11.3.1870. Note - arrested Sydney c.Aug.1867.

LAWLEY, James

18th

28yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion; brown hair; brown eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 15.8.1870. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

LAWLEY, James

Pte 50th

28.10yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Bewdley Worcestershire deserted on 27.3.1869.

LAWRENCE, John

RA

28yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk deserted at Melbourne on 24.6.1864.

LAWRENCE, Robert

Drm, 2829 11th

25.8yrs, 6’0”, fresh complexion, grey hair, brown eyes; enlisted 1.3.1851 Dublin, labourer; born Balinglass Wicklow; deserted at Sydney on 20.10.1857.

LEAHEY, Thomas

Pte 3493 12th

26.5yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Thurles Tipperary deserted at Sydney on 17.3.1864.

LEAHY LAHEY, Thomas

Pte 2777 77th

23.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; enlisted 10.11.1852 Ballymena, labourer; born Mitchelstown Cork; deserted at Sydney on 31.3.1858. surrendered Liverpool NSW police 5.4.1858.

LEAHY, Deaglin

Pte 3140 40th

21yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 26.3.1856.

LEAHY, Denis

Pte 11th

22 years 3mo, 5’6 1/4”, sallow, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 20 Mar 1849, Blackheath. Enlisted 24 Dec 1844, Cork; bapt. Cork; labourer.

LEAHY, James

Bandsman Pte 2330 9th

27yrs, 5’5”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; shoemaker; born Bandon, Cork; deserted at Hobart Town on 26.10.1855. See Victorian Police Gazette 29.11.1855., pg.305

LEAHY, Michael

Pte 14th

28yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion; Brown hair; grey eyes; born Kilbarron Tipperary deserted at Hobart Town on 11.12.1869.

LEARY, Cornelius

Pte 3383 12th

19yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Church Town, Cork; deserted at Castlemaine on 25.7.1855. Remarks - pock marked.

LEARY, John

Pte 3657 40th

18yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Cork; labourer; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 21.11.1855. Note - apprehended 22.11.1856.

LEARY, John

Pte 40th

22.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes; labourer; born Cork deserted at Adelaide on 22.10.1859.

LEARY, Michael

14th

30yrs, 5’4”, freckled complexion; red hair; grey eyes; born Co. Longford deserted on 27.12.1867.

LEDBROOK, Charles

Pte 40th

28yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 12.2.52 Sudbury; labourer; born Sudbury Suffolk deserted at Melbourne on 8.2.1860.

LEE, John

Pte 3448 40th

19yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 6.11.1854, Galway, labourer; born St Nicholas, Galway; deserted at Castlemaine on 17.7.1856.

LEECH, Henry

Pte 58th

23yrs, 5’8 3/4”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 9 Mar 1846, Auckland. Enlisted 23 Apr 1842,London; bapt. Clerkenwell , Middlesex; coachsmith

LEEKEY, John

Pte 3100 12th

22yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Brompton, Kent; deserted at Melbourne on 31.10.1855.

LEESE, Alfred

Gnr, RA

28yrs, 5’, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Malpas Cheshire deserted at Sydney on 20.6.1866.

LEGGETT, William

Pte 1210 12th

38.1yrs, 6’2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Swainthorpe, Norfolk; deserted at Ballarat on 26.1.1855.

LEHANE, Jeremiah

Pte 3612 40th

24yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; Light hair; blue eyes; enlisted 7.12.54 Cork; labourer; born Kilmichael Cork deserted at Melbourne on 13.10.1859. Remarks - branded twice with“D” under left arm.

LEHANE, Jeremiah

Pte 3612 40th

19yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light hair, blue eyes; enlisted Cork; labourer; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 21.11.1855.

LENNIHAN, Michael

Pte 11th

29yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.9.1854, Liverpool; labourer; born St Nicholas, Galway; deserted at Sydney on 6.10.1855.

LENT, Thomas

40th

20yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; fair hair; grey eyes; enlisted 27.12.58 Melbourne; labourer; born Middlesex deserted at Melbourne on 13.6.1859.

LEWIS, Richard

Pte 3208 40th

20.5yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 19.7.1853 Liverpool servant; born Llandrille Denbigh; deserted at Geelong on 25.12.1856.

LEWIS, William

Pte 2126 11th

35.3yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 23.9.1844, Liverpool; bricklayer; born East Hanney, Berkshire; deserted at Sydney on 5.4.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

LEWIS, William;

Pte 2126 11th

33.6yrs, 5’8”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 23.9.44 Liverpool, bricklayer, born East Hanney Berkshire; deserted at Geelong on 28.6.1854.

LIEVESLY, Samuel

Pte 2091 99th

5’11”, ruddy, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 28 Mar 1844,Sydney. Surrendered as a deserter from the 16th Foot at Port Phillip and was transferred to 8Oth,17 Nov 1843.

LIGHT, Mark Lyster

Pte 11th

20 years 9mo, 5’8 7/8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 1 Mar1849, Blackheath. Enlisted 11 Nov 1846; labourer.

LILLEY, Allan

Pte 473 50th

29yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 18.10.1859 Worcester; labourer; born Crowle deserted at Adelaide on 14.11.1869. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Wore red cloth tunic with 14 numerals, blue eyes; serge trousers.

LINCHAN, Edward

Pte 40th

5’5”, dark complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 29.9.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Has a hole in his left cheek.

LINDSAY, David

Pte 100 14th

27.3yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 27.12.57 Glasgow; Blacksmith; born Old Monkland Lanarkshire deserted at Adelaide on 14.4.1867.

LINDSAY, David

Pte 100 14th

27.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 4.12.57 Glasgow Blacksmith; born Old Monkland Lanarkshire deserted at Adelaide on 18.7.1867.

LINDSAY, John

Pte 7 50th

27.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 22.11.56 Belfast; Clerk; born Belfast Antrim deserted at Sydney on 19.3.1869.

LINDSAY, John

Pte 7 50th att.14th

29.7yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 22.11.56 Belfast Clerk; born Belfast deserted at Sydney on 5.2.1870. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

LINDSELL, Charles

40th

24yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; red hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born English deserted at Melbourne on 11.10.1861. Note - surrendered c.30.10.1861.

LITTAN, William

Pte 60 50th

31.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 6.2.56 Liverpool Blacksmith; born Liverpool Lancashire deserted at Sydney on 31.8.1861.

LITTLE, James

Pte 11th

25 years 7mo, 5’10”, fair, fair hair, grey eyes; deserted 21 Sept 1852, Sydney; enlisted 19 Feb 1845, Aberdeen; born St Nicholas; baker.

LITTON, William

Pte 60 50th

31.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 6.2.56 Liverpool Blacksmith; born Liverpool Lancashire deserted at Sydney on 4.10.1867.

LITTON, William

Pte 60 50th

32yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 6.2.56 Liverpool Blacksmith; born Liverpool England deserted at Sydney on 12.1.1868.

LIVINGS, James

Pte 2247 40th

26.8yrs, 5’6”, brown hair, hazel eyes; born Essex. Deserted at Melbourne on 4.10.1854.

LIVINGSTONE, Alexander

14th

26.6yrs, 5’11”, fair complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Northern Ireland deserted at Melbourne on 27.2.1870.

LLEWELLYN, Frederick L.

Pte 2874 40th

22.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 26.9.1850 Dublin; born Bangalore East India; deserted at Melbourne on 7.11.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

LLEWELLYN, Frederick L.

Pte 2864 40th

18yrs, 5’3”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; born East Indies; deserted at Melbourne on 10.4.1855.

LLOYD, John

RA

25yrs, 5’10”, florid complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Caermarthen deserted at Melbourne on 20.9.1865.

LOBLEY, Thomas

Pte 3250 12th

21.2yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Hull, Yorkshire; deserted at Adelaide on 3.7.1856.

LOCKYER, Henry

Pte 3543 40th

22.10yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth blacksmith; born Ashall Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 13.10.1857.

LOGAN, alias; see James ABB John,



LOGUE, Thomas

Pte 40th

22yrs, 6’2”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Derry deserted at Melbourne on 11.4.1861.

LOMBARD, John

Pte 2923, 40th

25.9yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; born Cork; deserted at Ballarat on 30.10.1854.

LONERGAN, Miles

Pte 3067 40th

21yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Tipperary; deserted at Ballarat on 22.12.1855.

LONG, Charles

Pte 3513 40th

22.8yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 13.11.1854 Thetford, labourer; born Thetford Norfolk; deserted at Melbourne on 17.7.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

LONG, Charles

Pte 3513 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 13.11.1854, Thetford; labourer; born St. Marys, Norfolk; deserted at Geelong on 6.10.1856.

LONG, Patrick

Pte 2228 99th

20yrs 5mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 18 Apr 1848, Sydney. Enlisted 3 Nov 1846, Newbury; bapt. Courceys, Cork; labourer.

LONG, William

Pte 80th

19yrs 5mo, 5’5 3/8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes; deserted 26 Sept 1842,Sydney; enlisted 6 Apr 1841;pock pitted; labourer.

LONG, William

Pte 663 50th

26.4yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 15.11.1862 Clonmel; labourer; born Bally Cahill Tipperary deserted at Sydney on 6.3.1867. Remarks - scar on forehead.

LORMAGH, Peter;

Pte 2577 99th

5’6”, fresh complexion, black hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Monaghan; deserted at Melbourne on 28.2.1854.

LOVE SMILEY HINES, George

Pte 40th

27yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; weaver; born Tyrone deserted at Melbourne on 5.5.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

LOVE SMILEY HINES, see SMILEY, George


25yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; black hair; grey eyes; born Tyrone Ireland deserted at Beechworth Vic on 13.10.1860. Remarks brand “D” under left arm.

LOVE, John

Pte

29.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; sandy hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Rugby Warwick deserted at South Australia on 6.3.1869.

LOWE, Henry

Pte 11th

23 years 7mo, 5’7 5/8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 31 Dec 1850, Sydney. Enlisted 2 Dec 1846, Liverpool; bapt. Pingington, Lancs. Shot with a musket ball through left foot. Miner.

LULY (SCULLY), Patrick

Pte 12th

19yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; Irishman; deserted at Adelaide on 1.1.1856.

LUMB LAMB, Lemuel

Pte 4045 (2513 99th ) 40th

31.3yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, blue eyes; enlisted 8.12.1850 Wakefield, Mechanic; born Halifax York; deserted at Melbourne on 28.8.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

LUMB LAMB, Lentel

Pte 4045 (2513, 99th ) 40th

28yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, blue eyes; enlisted 8.12.1850, Wakefield; mechanic; born Halifax, Yorkshire; deserted at Melbourne on 5.1.1856.

LUMB, Lemuel

Pte 2513 40th

29yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, blue eyes; Mechanic; born Halifax, York; deserted at Melbourne on 21.6.1856.

LUTT, John

14th

37yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion; fair hair; blue eyes; Cooper; born Wales deserted in Victoria on 3.11.1869.

LYALL, John

Pte 2170 11th

19yrs 9mo, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 23 July 1846, Port Phillip; enlisted 21 Oct 1844, London; bapt . Kensington, Middlesex.

LYNAM, James

Pte 99th

23yrs 1mo, 5’S 3/4”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 10 Dec l847, Sydney; enlisted 10 Nov 1842. Baptised Dunow, King’s County, Ireland; labourer. No marks. Wore regimental shell jacket, white linen trowsers; stout built and has a very sullen look.

LYNCH, James

Pte 2857 12th

23yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Dublin; labourer; born Cavan; deserted at Melbourne on 11.9.1855.

LYNCH, Mathew

Pte 40th

23yrs, 5’8”, sallow complexion; dark hair; grey eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 25.12.1860. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm.

LYNCH, Matthew

Pte 245 40th

22yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 24.3.1859 Melbourne Victoria labourer; born Killarney Clare deserted at Melbourne on 8.9.1859.

LYNCH, Patrick

18th

29yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; Servant; born Co. Wicklow deserted at Melbourne on 4.7.1870. Remarks scar back of neck.

LYNESS, John

Pte 3200 12th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark hair, grey eyes; enlisted 21 .3.1853 Hillsborough Shankill, Armagh, weaver;; deserted at Sydney on 11.9.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm

LYNESS, John

Pte 3200 12th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 21.3.53 Hillsborough Shankill, Co. Armagh weaver; deserted at Sydney on 11.9.1859. Remarks - branded “D” twice under left arm.

LYONS, Patrick

14th

32yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Carlow deserted at Melbourne on 5.2.1867.

LYONS, Patrick

14th

33yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Carlow deserted at Melbourne on 4.10.1868.

LYONS, Patrick

Pte 3128 11th

20.2yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.12.1852, Cork; labourer; born Bandon, Co Cork; deserted at Sydney on 12.2.1856.

LYONS, William

Pte 3522 40th

27.10yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 11.12.1854 Galway, farmer; born Lismore Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 7.10.1857.

LYSETT, James

Pte 40th

18yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; Brown hair; light hazel eyes; enlisted 12.10.1859 Melbourne Victoria labourer; born Cappawere Limerick deserted at Melbourne on 5.1.1860.

LYSETT, Patrick

Pte 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 20.7.1858 Melbourne, labourer; born Doolim Limerick; deserted at Melbourne on 20.7.1858. scar of bubo right groin.


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