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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

W1LLIAMS, John

Pte 3773 77th

32yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 30.7.1855 Westminster, labourer; born Dilham Stafford; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1858.

WADSWORTH, Luke

Pte 1401 (99th of 9th) 40th

36yrs, 6’0”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Huddersfield engineer; born Backstand York; deserted at Melbourne on 17.6.1857. (court martial).

WAKEFIELD, John

Pte 3518 40th

27yrs, 5’5”, dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes; sawyer; born Sudbury, Suffolk; deserted at Castlemaine on 23.5.1856.

WALKER, Horatio Joseph

Pte 560 50th

25.10yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 22.12.1860 Westminster Clerk; born Limehouse; deserted at Sydney on 3.10.1868.

WALLACE, Henry

Pte 3494 40th

22.1yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.11.1854 Galway, labourer; born Oughterard Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 26.12.1857.

WALLEY, Thomas

Pte 1311 80th

25yrs 10mo, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 18 Mar 1842 from Pennant Hills Stockade, Parramatta; enlisted 14 May 1836, Hunsterton ; born Hunsterton ,Chester ; labourer

WALLIS, George;

Pte 12th

22.10yrs, 5’7”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Cambridge; deserted on 14.8.1854.

WALLS, William

RA

28yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; Malsten; born Essex; deserted at Melbourne on 9.5.1867.

WALMSLEY, Charles

Pte 57850th

28.4yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 9.3.1861 Stockport Bleacher; born Stockport Cheshire; deserted at Sydney on 1.7.1867.

WALSH, Edward

Pte 2747 40th

23.3yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; born Queen’s Co.; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 27.9.1854.

WALSH, James

14th

28yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Galway; deserted at Melbourne on 8.3.1869.

WALSH, James

l4th

28yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Galway Deserted on 5.11.1869.

WALSH, Michael

Pte 2813 11th

21.6yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 16.1.51 Durrow Co Queens, Dublin; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 27.8.1854.

WALSH, Michael;

Pte 3050 40th

21.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer, born Kilkenny; deserted at Sydney on 6.5.1854.

WALSH, Patrick

Pte 99th

26yrs 2mo, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, deserted 17 May 1847, Sydney; enlisted 11 Mar 1841, Dublin; bapt .Bahael, Mayo; labourer. Pockpitted. Wore regimental shell jacket, Oxford grey trowsers.

WALSH, Peter

Pte 1907 40th

33yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, red hair, grey eyes; enlisted Cork; labourer; born Fermnoy, Cork; deserted at Ballarat on 19.9.1855.

WALSHE, Patrick

18th

30.3yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.5.1858 Manchester; born Mayo Deserted at Adelaide on 16.8.1870.

WALTERS, Esau

Pte 3685 40th

21.11yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.4.1854 Galway, labourer; born Ilminster Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 2.6.1858.

WALTERS, Jacob

40th

26yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 17. 7.1860.

WALTON, William

Pte 50th

37yrs, 5’7”dark complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; born Bilston Staffordshire Deserted on c.28.7.1869.

WARD, Thomas

RA

34yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; Shoemaker; born Northampton shire; deserted at Melbourne on 7.3.1863. Remarks - pock marked.

WARING, Thomas

Pte 731 50th

28yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 28.9.1858 Bunnley Collier; born Burnley Lancashire; deserted at Sydney on 19.11.1868.

WARNER, George

Pte 3496 40th

18yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; servant; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 4.12.1855.

WARNER, Richard

RA

29yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Berkshire; deserted at Melbourne on 21.1.1865. Remarks - anchor and ring right hand.

WARNES, Thomas

Pte 2793 11th

27.7yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, fair hair, blue eyes; enlisted 24.6.1848, Liverpool; labourer; born Sherlington, Norfolk; deserted at Sydney on 12.2.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WARNOCK, Robert;

Pte 12th

20yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; deserted on 15.8.1854.

WARRELL, Edward

Pte 24th

(Ship Brittania), absented himself from his Detachment and without leave, on the sailing of that ship on 6th May 1814 (no description).

WATERER, George

Pte 3664 77th

21yrs, 5’6”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark eyes; enlisted 21.2.1855 Westminster, labourer; born Colsdon Surrey; deserted at Sydney on 6.2.1858. lost upper joint of finger.

WATERS, John

12th

21yrs, 5’8”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted Newry; labourer; born Co Laugh; deserted at Sandhurst on 29.8.1855.

WATSON, Andrew

14th

30yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes.

WATSON, William

Gnr, 1689 RA

28.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.11.1859 Falkirk; labourer; born Falkirk Stinlingshine; deserted at Sydney on 8.8.1870. Remarks - C.F. cicatrice left arm.

WATTS, Charles

50th

25yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; groom Deserted at Adelaide on 4. 10. 1868.

WATTS, Charles

Pte 858 50th

25.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 24.12.1863 Portsmouth groom; born Inkhin Berkshire Deserted at Adelaide on 18.11.1869. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WATTS, Richard

Gnr, 1679 RA

27yrs, 5’11”dark complexion, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 10.4.1861 Worcester carpenter; born Cheltenham Gloucestershire; deserted at Sydney on 29.1.1870.

WATTS, William

18th

30yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; dyer; born Leicestershire; deserted at Melbourne on 16.8.1870.

WEBB, John

Pte 2849 12th

24yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Karturk, Cork; deserted at Adelaide on 17.7.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WEBB, John;

Pte 12th

22.4yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 18.8.1854.

WEBB, Joseph

Pte 406 50th

30.10yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 16.8.1858 Wolverhampton blacksmith; born Portsmouth Hants. Deserted at Adelaide on 16.2.1869. Remarks - both arms tattooed.

WEBB, Joseph

Pte 406 50th

31.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 2.11.1858 Wolverhampton blacksmith; born Rugby Warwick. Deserted at Adelaide on 10.12.1869. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WEBB, Robert

Pte 321 12th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 9.9.1859 Brighton labourer; born Brighton Sussex Deserted at Brisbane on 22.9.1861.

WEBB, Thomas

Pte 3653 40th

18.11yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 4.1.1855 Taunton, shoemaker; born Ilminster Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 27.12.1857.

WEBSTER, Richard

Gnr, 1653 RA

32.7yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, Black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 30.11.1860 Inverness labourer; born Rosemarky Fortrose Ross; deserted at Sydney on 30. 6.1870.

WEITT, William

Pte 2367 99th

21.11yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; born Youghal, Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 3.3.1855.

WELCH, Edward

Pte 3087 11th

22.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 4.5.1852, Bristol; Butcher; born Newbridge, Glamorgan; deserted at Sydney on 22.9.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Short neck, scar on left eye.

WELCH, John

Pte 12th

21yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 21.11.1862 blacksmith; born Leistowel Kerry; deserted at Sydney on 3.12.1862.

WELLS, Joseph

50th

25yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer. Deserted at Adelaide on 1.1.1868.

WELSFORD, John

Pte 11th

30 years 8mo, 6’; deserted 9 Feb 1853, Sydney. Enlisted 24 July 1840, Devonport; born Dartmouth; mason. Second desertion.

WEST, Franklin

40th

21yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; deserted at Melbourne on 16.4.1862..

WEST, George

Pte 3383 77th

20.8yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 15.7.1854 Northampton, labourer; born Rewel- Ritereny; deserted at Vic. Barracks, Sydney on 25.3.1858.

WHALIN, Patrick

Pte

26.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Dublin Deserted at South Australia on 2.3.1869.

WHEELAN, John

Pte 3238 40th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark hair, blue eyes; enlisted 25.8.1853 Waterford, labourer; born Clonmel Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 20.8.1858.

WHELAN, James

Pte 14th

29yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair; born Kildare; deserted at Hobart on 4.2.1870.

WHELAN, John

18th

27yrs, 5’11”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Queen’s Co.; deserted at Melbourne on 19.8.1870.

WHELAN, John

Pte 3272 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 7.12.1855.

WHELAN, Patrick

14th

deserted at Melbourne on 2.3.1870.

WHITE, John

Pte 554 50th

26yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 14.12.1860 Bristol brewer; born Chew Nieagne Bristol Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 23.11.1868.

WHITE, John

Pte 99 18th

35.5yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, Black hair, grey eyes; enlisted 16.9.1857 Leeds York labourer; born Clonolla Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 12.2.1870.

WHITE, Patrick

Pte 2579 65th

20yrs 10mo, 5’6”, fair complexion, fair hair, blue eyes, deserted 3 Nov l847, Wellington; enlisted 8 Jan l846,Tralee; bapt. Killorgan, Kerry; labourer.

WHITE, William

14th

28yrs, 5’10”, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Canlow Deserted at Melbourne on 10.8.1868. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WHITING, William

Pte 2946 12th

22yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk; deserted on 10.11.1855.

WHITTINGTON, Charles

50th

27.11yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 27.2.1860 Newport labourer; born Carrisbrook; deserted at Adelaide on 1.2.1868.

WHITTINGTON, Charles

Pte 497 50th

28yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Isle of Wight; deserted at Adelaide on 1.2.1868.

WHITTINGTON, John

Pte 4605 50th

32.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 19.11.1855 Wisbeach labourer; born Thoinney Wisbeach Cambridge Deserted at Sydney on 18.2.1869.

WHITTON, Thomas

40th

23yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, Red hair, hazel eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 31.3.1863. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WHITWORTH, John

Pte 80th

28yrs, 5’ 6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 31 Aug 1843,Tourang Stockade; enlisted 19 May 1832, Bolton, Lancashire; bapt. Ashton on Lyne, Lancashire; labourer.

WIDE, John

Pte 3162 40th

19.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; born Devon, sawyer; deserted at Melbourne on 27.9.1854.

WILKINS, William

Pte 3517 12th

21.9yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 10.3.1856 Westminster labourer; born St. Margaret’s Westminster; deserted at Sydney on 28.12.1859.

WILKINSON, Charles H.

Pte 143 40th

26yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 19.2.1858 ironmonger; born St. Xavior York; deserted at Melbourne on 27.12.1858.

WILKINSON, James

14th

30.6yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, blue eyes; smith; born Edinburgh; deserted at Melbourne on 8.12.1868.

WILKINSON, Robert

Pte 96th

23yrs, 5’ 10”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 23 Aug 1845,Adelaide; born Westmoreland; marked with Indian ink on both arms and body; wore fatigue jacket, forage cap and belt.

WILKS, Henry

14th

30yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; whitesmith; born Birmingham Deserted at Melbourne on 9.2.1870. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WILLCOX, James

Pte 931 50th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 7.6.1864 Brighton; labourer Limehouse Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 6.5.1867.

WILLIAMS, Arthur

18th

31yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; shoemaker; born Queen’s Co.; deserted at Melbourne on 18.8.1870.

WILLIAMS, Henry

40th

19yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; born Branton Devon; miller; deserted at Adelaide on 10.10.1854.

WILLIAMS, Henry

Gnr 1878 RA

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.7.1867 Westminster Middlesex butcher; born Bethnal Green London; deserted at Sydney on 8.8.1870.

WILLIAMS, James

Pte 11th

25 years 8mo, 5’8 3/4”, fair, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 17 Mar 1849, Sydney; enlisted 17 July 1842, Newport; bapt. Monmouth; collier.

WILLIAMS, John

Pte 3790 11th

19.9yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 8.1.1856. Brecon, labourer; born Ellesmere Shropshire; deserted at Sydney on 18.10.1857. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm. Arrested at Sydney on c.22.10.1857.

WILLIAMS, John

Pte 3790 11th

Deserted at Sydney on 23.11.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

WILLIAMS, Joseph

Pte 40th

24.10yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 7.6.1858.; deserted at Melbourne on tailor; born St Mary’s Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 19.12.1858. Cupping marks on back.

WILLIAMS, Thomas

14th

c. 31yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.2.1859; deserted at Adelaide on 7.3.1870 Released from civil prison 7.3.1870.

WILLIAMS, William

14th

31yrs, 5’7”, swarthy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; tailor; born Wales; deserted at Melbourne on 29.12.1866.

WILLIAMS, William

14th

34yrs, 5’8”, swarthy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; tailor; born Glasgow; deserted at Melbourne on 9.2.1870. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

WILLIAMS, William

14th

33yrs, 5’7”, swarthy complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; tailor; born Glasgow Deserted at Melbourne on 24.12.1868.

WILLIAMS, William J.

Pte 893 50th

22.7yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 7.5.1864 Portsmouth; born Newport Monmouth; deserted at Adelaide on 10.12.1868.

WILLIAMSON, Robert

l4th

37yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, Black hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Leicester Deserted on 10.3.1870.

WILLIE, William

40th

26.1yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; born Kincardine; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 20.8.1854.

WILLS, Samuel

Pte 3558 40th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 7.11.1856.

WILLSHIRE, George

Pte 496 12th

26.9yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; deserted at Sydney on 1.4.1862.

WILSON, George

18th

30yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; born Portadown; deserted at Melbourne on 14.8.1870.

WILSON, George Frederick

Pte 96th

21yrs, 5’5 1/2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, deserted 16 Dec 1843, Launceston Barracks. Enlisted 13 Jan 1843, Queen’s Square, Romford; born St Marylebone. Recruit from Hydrabad. Also deserted 17 Aug 1847, Hobart Town. Apprehended on the first occasion at Adelaide in Feb or Mar 1844; supposed to have again embarked at VDL for SA.

WILSON, James

Pte 3419 40th

21.9yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 15.7.1854 Ashton- under-Lyme, labourer; born Crosgar Down; deserted at Melbourne on 8.10.1858.

WILSON, John

Pte 11th

22 years 1mo, 5’6”; deserted 7 Mar 1853, Sydney; enlisted 22 Jan 1849, Liverpool. Born Kilmore, Down; smith.

WILSON, John

Pte 2771 11th

30.11yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 23.9.1842, Westminster; labourer; born Granchester, Cambridge; deserted at Sydney on 6.10.1855. Remarks - corporal punishment marks.

WILSON, John

Pte 777 50th

24.10yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, Black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.1.1862 Northampton labourer; born Brixswonth Northampton; deserted at Sydney on 18.2.1869.

WILSON, Peter

Pte 1392 80th

23yrs 2mo, 5’l0 1/2”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; deserted 4 Oct 1841 ,Parramatta; born Edinburgh; confectioner. Wearing coatee, black cloth trowsers at time of desertion.

WILSON, Robert

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (William Jardine 1838), soldier and labourer, 26yrs, 5’6 1/4” and upwards, ruddy and freckled, sandy brown hair, brown eyes; little finger of right hand crooked from a fracture, scar on back of third finger left hand; of County Fermanagh. Absconded from HM Goal Parramatta, 3 Feb 1845.

WILSON, Thomas

Gnr, 2039 RA

31.8yrs, 5’7”light complexion, light hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.2.1860 Ash-by-de-la-Zouche labourer; born Leicester; deserted at Sydney on 15.8.1870. Remarks - surgical scar left breast.

WILSON, Thomas

Gnr, 918 RA

29yrs, 5’7”light complexion, light hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.2.1860 Ash-by-de-la-Zouche labourer; born Leicester; deserted at Sydney on 12.10.1868. Remarks - superficial scar left arm and chest. Note - arrested Sydney c.7.1.1869.

WILSON, Thomas

Pte 1486 96th

22yrs, 5’6”, deserted 4 June 1842, Adelaide. Enlisted 19 May 1840,Lancashire; born Carlisle. Deserted again in South Australia 1 Feb 1843, 5 Oct 1845 and again 25 Dec 1845;letter D under left armpit

WILSON, Thomas (or John)


(Ship Asia), soldier and sailor, 67yrs, 5’7 1/2”, fair complexion, brown to grey hair, bald, blue eyes; born County Tyrone; from No 26 Road Gang, 6 Feb 1830.

WILSON, William

Pte 3604 77th

23.9yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes; enlisted 9.1.1855 Ballymena, weaver; born Ahoghill Co Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 1.10.1857.

WILSON, William

Pte 3604 77th

23.9yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes; enlisted 6.1.1855 Ballymena, weaver; born Ahoghill Co Antrim; deserted at Vic. Barracks, Sydney on 16.10.1857.

WILSON, William

Pte 2015 40th

29.7yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Essex; deserted at Ballarat on 15.1.1855.

WILTSHIRE, George

Pte 2509 77th

23.9yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 16.4.1852 London, labourer; born Whitchurch Hampshire; deserted at Sydney on 7.4.1858. See Victorian Police Gazette 15.4.1858, pg.158.

WILTSHIRE, Henry

Pte 2526 77th

23yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.5.1852 London, groom; born Chipperdiem Wilts; deserted at Sydney on 6.12.1858. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

WILTSHIRE, Henry

Pte 2526 77th

23yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.5.1852 London, groom; born Chippenham Wiltshire; deserted at Sydney on 7.4.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. See Victorian Police Gazette 15.4.1858, pg.158.

WINDSOR, William

Pte 3526 40th

26yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Yeovil, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 14.9.1856.

WITNEY, Patrick

Pte 1256 14th

28yrs, 5’6”dark complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Jan. 1860 Ireland labourer; born Ireland Deserted at Sydney on 6.2.1870.

WITTEY, John

Pte 50th

25.10yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 11.11.1862 Worcester labourer; born Marsley Worcester; deserted at Sydney on 18.8.1868.

WOFFENDEN, Joseph

12th

deserted at Adelaide on 14.1.1856 Note - still at large Feb.1859.

WOFFENDEN, William

Pte 1606 12th

5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, labourer; born Sandle, Yorkshire; deserted at Adelaide on 14.1.1856. See Victorian Police Gazette 27.3.1856., pg.117.

WOOD, Michael

Pte 1420 99th

28yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; deserted 9 Aug 1848 from Blackheath; enlisted 30 Nov 1830, Aberdeen; labourer. Took part of his ammunition and regimental necessaries.

WOOD, Thomas

Pte 2708 40th

26.2yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.11.1848 Chelmsford, labourer; born Horndon Essex; deserted at Melbourne on 31 .7.1857. See Victorian Police Gazette 29.9.1857, pg.337.

WOOD, Thomas

Pte 981 28th

25yrs 8mo, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; deserted 15 Dec 1840,Berrima; enlisted 20 Feb 1833,Ashton under Line; born Braixworth ,Northampton; labourer.

WOOD, William

Pte 2624 99th

22.5yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; stonemason, born Gloucester; deserted at Melbourne on 28.12.1853.

WOODFINE, William

Pte 3674 40th

28yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.2.1855 Glasgow, labourer; born Liverpool Lancaster; deserted at Ballarat on 15.2.1857.

WOODHOUSE, Charles

14th

29yrs, 5’9”, swarthy complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Norfolk; deserted at Melbourne on 25.11.1867.

WOODHOUSE, Charles

RA

30yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, dark eyes; labourer; born Suffolk Deserted at Williamstown on 15.4.1868. Remarks - small lump on back of neck.

WOODS, Thomas

Pte 2523 40th

22.1yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, glover; born Yeovil Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 27.12.1856.

WOODWARD, James

Pte 40th

25yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 12.10.1859 labourer; born St. Mary’s Nottingham; deserted at Melbourne on 23.12.1859.

WOODWARD, James

Pte 40th

25yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Nottingham labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 14.11.1860.

WOODWARD, Richmond

Pte 2809 11th

Deserted at Sydney on 23.11.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

WOOLEY, John

Pte 11th

23 years 11mo, 5’l0”; deserted 9 Feb 1853, Sydney; enlisted 17 Feb 1847, Trowbridge; born Welston, Somerset; labourer.

WORSWORTH, George

Pte 157 12th

22.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.12.1858 Manchester painter; born Lunstall Staffordshire; deserted at Lambing Flat on 10.5.1861. Remarks - several small scars on left side forehead.

WREN, Thomas

Pte 58th

23yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 18 Dec 1845 from Parramatta; enlisted 4 May 1840,London. Wore shell jacket, white trousers.

WRIGHT, James

Pte 96th

19yrs, 5’5 1/2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 16 Dec 1843,from Launceston Barracks. Enlisted 10 Nov 1842,Queen’s Square; bapt. Romford.Essex; labourer. Recruit joined from England per ship !y~raIm4 4 Nov 1843. Has mole on right side of neck.

WRIGHT, John

Pte 1665 40th

31.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light hair, grey eyes; servant; born Sutton, Cambridge; deserted at Melbourne on 21.2.1856.

WRIGHT, John

Pte 185 12th

21.9yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 14.2.1859 Manchester labourer; born Glossop Derbyshire Deserted at Sydney on 28.11.1861.

WRIGHT, John M.

Pte 3711 40th

19.11yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 22.3.1855 Colchester, labourer; born St. Gregory Suffolk; deserted at Ballarat on 15.2.1857.

WRIGHT, Joseph

Cpl 77th

25yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; enlisted 23.12.1852 Rathdunn Servant; born Rathdunn Wicklow; deserted at Sydney on 17.4.1858.

WRIGHT, Samuel

Pte 3341 40th

21.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 15.3.1854 Sudbury,, weaver; born Waldinfield Suffolk; deserted at Ballarat on 2.10.1857.


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