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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

VAUGHAN, William

Pte 2853 77th

20.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, 10.1.1853 Templemore Ireland, tailor; born Roscrea Tipperary; deserted at Victoria Barracks, Sydney on 3.10.1857.


Pte 3336 40th

20.11yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 21.3.1854 Taunton, weaver; born Ilminster Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 22.8.1858.

VICKERY, William

Pte, 3163 40th

23.5yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; sawyer; born Nth Curry, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 28.2.1855.