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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


Sgt, 28th

24yrs, 5’9”, dark hair, grey eyes, slender build, square shoulders. Deserted 17 June 1842 from the detachment on board the transport ship Arab. Born Elvington, Gloucester; labourer.


Pte 11th

32 years 9mo, 5’7 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 16 Feb 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 30 Kay 1841, Liverpool; born Dalton, Lancaster; dyer.

USHER, Daniel

Pte 2409 77th

30yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 19.3.1849 Templemore, labourer; born Templemore Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.