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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


NAGLE, James

Pte 2914 40th

24yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Ireland; deserted at Melbourne on 30.3.1855. Note - caught Canton Lead 8.12.1857.

NAIDEN, Edmund

Pte 77th

22.3yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light hair, dark blue eyes; enlisted 4.7.1854 Lancashire, grinder; born Ashton-under- Lyne Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on 8.10.1857. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

NANCARROW, William

Pte 2957 40th

22.5yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.8.1851 Tavistock, labourer; born Logan Cornwall; deserted at Melbourne on 6.1.1857.

NAUGHTON, George

Pte 1920 40th

25yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 26.8.45 Calcutta Musician; born Burr King’s County deserted at Melbourne on 22.10.1859.

NAUGHTON, Michael

Pte 11th

22 years 9mo, 5’7 3/4”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 29 Jan 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 15 May 1847, Edenbury; born Kell, West Meath; labourer. Broke out of Barracks.

NAYLAN, Philip

40th

20yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 13.12.1860.

NEARNEY see KEARNEY, Patrick

Pte 131 12th

20.2yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 1.11.58 Liverpool labourer; born Tuam Galway deserted at Sydney on 26.12.1860.

NEIL, Darby

Pte 2470 65th

21yrs, 5’5 3/4”, fresh complexion, brown hair grey eyes; deserted 11 June 1847 from Wellington, NZ. Enlisted 26 Dec l845. Clogheen; bapt. Poulpeasty, Wexford; no marks, wore red shell jacket and Oxford mixture trousers.

NEILL, Daniel

Pte 30th

27yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion; dark brown hair; shoemaker; deserted at Melbourne on 4.3.1861. Note - returned to duty c.6.3.1861.

NEILL, Daniel

Pte 40th

26yrs, 5’8”, sallow complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; shoemaker; born Cork deserted at Melbourne on 28.12.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

NELSON, Patrick

Pte 28th

26yrs, 5’ 5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 16 June 1842,Sydney; enlisted 16 July 1829,Dublin; born St Anne’s; former trade none.

NETTLESHIP, George

Pte 14 12th

22.7yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion; brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 23.9.57 Gainsborough labourer; born Mallersee Nottinghamshire deserted at Sydney on 28.4.1862.

NEVILLE, Alfred B.

Pte 40th

21.1yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; sandy hair; blue eyes; Clerk; born Leeds deserted at Melbourne on 17. 6. 1860. Remarks - has a very long nose; arrested c.25.7.1860.

NEVILLE, George;

Pte 2580 99th

22.2yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; clerk, born Southwark; deserted at Melbourne on 28.12.1853.

NEVILLE, Robert

Pte 11th

24 years 7mo, 5’5 3/4”; deserted 14 Dec 1852, Sydney; enlisted 26 Oct 1846; born Liverpool.

NEWBERRY, Eli

Pte 3427 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.9.1854, Taunton; labourer; born Chard, Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 13.9.1856. Remarks - pock marked.

NEWCOMBE, Thomas

Pte 1054 28th

25yrs 7mo, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes; deserted 21 Dec 1841 ,Sydney ; enlisted 11 Nov 1834,Gloucester ; born Cirencester ,labourer.

NEWMAN, George

Pte 2502 77th

24yrs, 5’6”, brown hair, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.4.1852 Westminster, labourer; born Aldbourn Wiltshire; deserted at Sydney on 7.4.1858. “G” on right arm.

NEWMAN, James

Pte 3068 40th

26yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 6.4.52 Nottingham born St. Marys York deserted at Melbourne on 3.3.1859. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. Face pockpitted; various scars.

NEWSON, John Thomas

RA

38yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Warwick deserted at Melbourne on 24.1.1867. Remarks - slight mark on left side fo middle finger.

NEWTON, John Thomas

RA

37yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Birmingham deserted at Melbourne on 13.11.1865. Returned to barracks c.21.12.1865.

NICHOLS, William

Pte 1713 (4067 99th ) 40th

38yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 4.11.1842, Huddersfield; millwright; born Bristol; deserted at Melbourne on 18.12.1856.

NIGHT, Henry

Pte 3586 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Chard, Somerset, labourer; deserted at Castlemaine on 18.7.1856. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

NIMANS, James

Pte 138 40th

19.10yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.2.1858 Melbourne, labourer; born Glenfagan Tyrone; deserted at Melbourne on 4.12.1858.

NIXEY, Francis

Pte 2269 65th

18yrs 3mo, 5’6 1/4”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 1 Sept 1847, Wellington; enlisted 20 Oct l845, Chatham; bapt. Marylebone, Middlesex; sailor.

NOLAN, John

14th

24yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer born Co. Wicklow deserted at Melbourne on 13.12.1867.

NOLAN, John

14th

26yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Wicklow deserted at Melbourne on 6.8.1868. Reamrks – brand “D” under left arm.

NOLAN, John

14th

27yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Wicklow deserted at Melbourne on 2.3.1869.

NOLAN, William

Pte 382 40th

23.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; blue eyes; enlisted 19.7.1860 Dublin shoemaker; born St Mary’s Dublin deserted at Sydney on 9.4.1863.

NOONAN JONES, Thomas

Pte 11th

20.11yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 14.4.1854 Newport, labourer; born Newport Monmouth; deserted at Sydney on 19.3.1857. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

NOONAN, James

40th

27yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown hair; dark blue eyes; labourer; born Limerick deserted at Melbourne on 19.2.1862. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. Arrested Sale c.24.3.1862.

NOONAN, James

Pte 40th

25yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; dark blue eyes; enlisted 18.10.1859 Melbourne Victoria labourer; born Rathkale Limerick deserted at Melbourne on 5.1.1860.

NOONE, Patrick

Pte 96th

24yrs 4mo; deserted 22 Sept 1845 from South Australia; enlisted 10 Aug 1839, Liverpool; of Galway.

NORRISH, Thomas

Pte 3599 40th

20yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Bridgewater, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 8.7.1856.

NUGENT, Stephen

Pte 11th

22 years 8mo, 5’11”; deserted 21 July 1853, Sydney. Enlisted 8 Sept 1845, Chatham; born Fermay, Cork. Musician; wore white band jacket.




1829nov07  Henry    NAYLOR       1st roy drag        21  Bakewell             Butcher
1830jan02  Henry    NAYLOR       1st roy drag        21  Bakewell             Butcher
1829mar25  James    NAYLOR       heics inf           27  Whittington          Farm serv
1830dec15  John     NIGHTINGALE  82nd foot           20  Belper               Nailmaker
1832feb22  John     NIGHTINGALE  82nd foot           21  Belper               Nailmaker
1834jan15  John     NIGHTINGALE  82nd foot           22  Belper               Nailmaker




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