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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


SAINT, Henry

Pte 3572 40th

22.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, labourer; born Glastonbury Somerset; deserted at Sandhurst on 3.3.1857.

SAUNDERS, Henry

Pte 3282 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 17.11.1854, Taunton; labourer; born Marlock, Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 4.11.1856.

SAUNDERS, Joseph

Pte 2620 77th

23yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 20.11.1852 London, labourer; born Shefford Bedfordshire; deserted at Sydney on 3.4.1858.

SAVAGE, Thomas

Pte 198 12th

28.7yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 15.3.1859 Durham Co. Durham labourer; born Hull Yorkshire; deserted at Sydney on 12.10.1860.

SAYERS, Louis

Pte 50th

23.9yrs, 5’8”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 29.9.1862 Westminster labourer; born St James’ London; deserted at Sydney on 18.5.1868. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SCOTT, James

Pte 3331 40th

21.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 4.3.1854 Sudbury, labourer; born St Peter’s Suffolk; deserted at Sandhurst on 23.11.1857.

SCOTT, William John

Pte 3448 12th

28.6yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 12.9.1855 Yarmouth Grocer; born Houlsham Norfolk; deserted at Sydney on 4.4.1859.

SCOWN, George

Pte 3254 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; born Cornwall; deserted at Melbourne on 9.11.1855.

SCRIVEN, William

Pte 1138 40th

36.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; Baker; born Glastonbury, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 30.7.1855. Remarks - pock marked.

SCULLY, John

Pte 3206 11th

23.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 23.12.1852 Dublin, labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Sydney on 20.10.1857. apprehended Scone c. Oct. ‘1857.

SCULLY, John

Pte 3206 11th

Deserted at Sydney on 11.1.1859. Remarks - branded with “D” twice under left arm.

SCULLY, Michael

12th

22yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; Irishman; deserted at Adelaide on 20.5.1856 Note - still at large Feb.1859.

SEALEY, Robert

Pte 3441 40th

19yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.10.1854, Bristol; labourer; born Street, Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 23.9.1856.

SEDLEY, William

Pte 3528 40th

21.10yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, labourer; born Taunton Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 7.10.1857 Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm..

SERVICE, David

Gnr Dvr RA

25.5yrs, 5’4”, dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes; wheelwright; born Hedleigh, Co Hedleigh; deserted at Sydney on 19/27.12.1856. Note - apprehended Berrima c.29.12.1856.

SERVICE, David John

309 RA

32.6yrs, 5’4”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes; enlisted 26.7.1855 Brighton Carpenter & wheelwright; born Hedleigh Suffolk; deserted at Sydney on 27.1.1865. Remarks - absent from embarkation.

SEWILL, Joseph

Pte

27yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Worcester Deserted at South Australia on 25.2.1869.

SHARKEY, John

Pte 3049 11th

22.8yrs, 6’l”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 5.4.1852 Liverpool, labourer; born Castledermot Kildare; deserted at Sydney on 22.12.1856. scars right side & back; skin very tawney.

SHARP, George

40th

22yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; clerk; born Yorkshire Deserted at Melbourne on 17.4.1864.

SHAW, William

Pte 2964 40th

18yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; born Nth America; deserted at Melbourne on 19.5.1855.

SHEA, Patrick

Pte 1133 50th

32.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 10.8.54 Limerick labourer; born St. Mary’s Limerick; deserted at Sydney on 16.2.1869. Remarks - dressed in plain clothes.

SHEAHAN, Michael

Pte 11th

25 years 4mo, 5’6 1/2”, sallow, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 3 Jan 1851, Sydney. Enlisted 7 Sept 1844, Limerick; bapt. Limerick; labourer.

SHEAHAN, Michael

Pte 2087 11th

30.5yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.9.1844, Chatham; labourer; born Ahond, Limerick; deserted at Sydney on 8.2.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SHEAHAN, Michael

Pte 2087 11th

31yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.9.1844, Chatham; labourer; born Ahone, Limerick; deserted at Sydney on 1.12.1856. Remarks – brand with “D” under left arm.

SHEAN, Patrick

Pte 11th

22yrs, 5’l0”, fresh hair, eyes foxey; deserted 1 Jan 2 Aug, Kilkenny; bapt. Ballybricafl, Waterford; hairdresser.

SHEARS, Henry

Pte 2865 40th

22.3yrs, 5’5”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; servant; born Broomfield, Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 19.1.1855.

SHEARS, John

14th

28yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Dorset; deserted at Melbourne on 13.12.1868. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SHEDLOW, Stephen

Pte 2374 65th

26yrs, 5’6 3/4”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 4 Feb l849, Wellington; enlisted 24 Nov 1845,Bristol; bapt. St. Notts ; paper maker. Regimental jacket, Oxford mixture trousers.

SHEEHAN, Michael

Pte 11th

27 years 4mo, 5’6 1/2”; deserted 4 Feb 1853, Sydney; enlisted 7 Sept, 1844, Limerick; born Abour, Limerick; labourer. Marked D.

SHEEHAN, Patrick;

Pte 2424 99th

23yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; labourer, born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 8.12.1853. Remarks - surrendered c. 27.1.1854.

SHEEHAN, Timothy

RA

32yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Clonmel; deserted at Melbourne on 3.10.1866. Remarks - slightly pock pitted.

SHEEN, John

Pte 12th

23yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 16.3.53 Westminster Plasterer; born Clapham Surrey; deserted at Goulburn on 8.5.1859.

SHELVERS, Benjamin

Pte 11th

fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; born 1826 Ipswich tried at; deserted at Melbourne on 18.8.1852. See Victorian Police Gazette 15.10.57, pg.366.

SHEPHARD alias GASCON, Page

Pte 40th

32yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, hazel eyes; deserted at Beechworth on 8.4.1861.

SHEPPARD, Frederick

Pte 3524 40th

22yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854; labourer; born Harrow, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 17.12.1856.

SHERIDAN, Alexander

Pte 2730 40th

25yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; born Dromore Co Armagh; deserted at Adelaide on 10.8.1858.

SHERIDAN, Alexander

Pte 2930 40th

21.3yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Tyrone; deserted at Ballarat on 15.1.1855.

SHERIDAN, Michael

14th

27yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Kildare; deserted at Melbourne on 18.1.1869.

SHERLOCK, Henry

L/Cpl 3489 77th

22.5yrs, 5’ó”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 31.10.1855 London, labourer; born St Mary’s Lancaster; deserted at Sydney on 9.4.1858.

SHIELDS, Henry

Gnr, 261 RA

32.8yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, Red hair, grey eyes; enlisted 7.1.1853 Glasgow Tailor; deserted at Sydney on l2.9.1864.

SHOPLAND, John

Pte 1701 11th

31.4yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 29.8.1841, Taunton; labourer; born Old McLead, Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 3.1.1855. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SHOVLEN, John

Pte 1142 12th

32yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, red hair, grey eyes; born Ireland; deserted at Ballarat on 11.5.1855.

SIMCOE, Nicholas

Pte 3300 12th

18.11yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; born Nottingham; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 30.10.1854.

SIMON, Robert

Pte 2523 77th

23yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes; enlisted 10.4.1852 Ballymena, labourer; born Connor Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 12.4.1858. scar left side neck.

SIMPSON, George

Pte 3525 77th

27.2yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 24.11.1854 Westminster Middlesex bricklayer; born Lambeth Surrey; deserted at Sydney on 3.10.1857. See Victorian Police Gazette 15.10.1857., pg.367.

SIMPSON, George

Pte 3525 77th

28.4yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 24.11.1854 Westminster London bricklayer; born Lambeth Surrey; deserted at Sydney on 21.11.1857.

SIMPSON, Washington

Pte 40th

19yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, Black hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.3.1859 labourer; born New York America; deserted at Melbourne, Note - surrendered Melbourne c.5.7.1859.

SINCLAIR, Joseph

Gnr, 1556 RA

28.7yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 28.12.1859 Woolwich Leather dresser; born Newcastle- upon-Tyne; deserted at Sydney on 27.7.1870.

SINNOTE, William

Pte 11th

22yrs 9mo, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 2 Oct 1848, Sydney; enlisted 29 Dec 1845, Dublin; bapt. Dublin; labourer; no marks. Also deserted 6 Dec 1849, Sydney; marked with letter D; second desertion.

SKELTON, Michael

Pte 4266 50th

30yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.9.1854 Aughnaday Tyrone, Belfast Shoemaker; deserted at Sydney on 3.1.1867.

SKINNER, Edward

Pte 2827 40th

25.8yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 21.1.50 Taunton, labourer; born East Monckton Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 10.2.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

SKINNER, Edward

Pte 2827 40th

23yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born East Monkton, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 8.4.1856.

SLATTERY, John

Pte 3346 40th

21.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 28.4.1854 Limerick, labourer; born St. Mary’s Limerick; deserted at Melbourne on 12.6.1857.

SLATTERY, Patrick

Pte 11th

19 years, 5’6 1/2”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; deserted 2 Mar 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 6 June 1847, Nenagh; born Toomeranagh, Tipperary; labourer.

SLIGHT, Robert

Pte 18th

29.11yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 10.6.1859 Liverpool labourer; born Doncaster Yorkshire; deserted at Adelaide on 16.8.1870.

SMILEY alias George LOVE, Andrew

Pte

25yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, Black hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Co. Tyrone Ireland Deserted at Guard Room Barracks on 5.5.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SMILEY alias LOVE, HINES, Andrew


25yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, Black hair, grey eyes; born Tyrone Deserted at Beechworth on 13.10.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SMILEY, Andrew

Pte 3019 40th

22yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, black hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.21852 Lifford, labourer; born Orney Tyrone; deserted at Melbourne on 28.2.1857. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

SMILEY, Andrew

Pte 3019 40th

Remarks - on trial for desertion 15.11.1854.

SMITH , Henry

Pte 2218 11th

5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 4.11.44 Coventry, labourer; born Clibery Mortimer; deserted at Sydney on 21.9.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

SMITH Henry Alfred

Pte

Absconded prisoners: (Westmoreland 1838), travelling clerk awl soldier, 33yrs, 5’6 1/2”, pale complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, large nose, scar on bridge with small dark mole on back of lower part of neck, slight cast inward in left eye; of Birmingham. Absconded from Hyde Park Barracks since 4 Feb 1845,being out on pass.

SMITH, Abraham

Pte 3529 40th

22yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.54 Plymouth labourer; born Norton Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 6.2.1859.

SMITH, Charles

Pte 99th

22yrs 1mo, 5’5 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 27 Feb 1847, Sydney; enlisted 8 Feb 1839,Athlone; bapt. Manchester; labourer. Wore regimental shell jacket, white linen trowsers.

SMITH, Charles

RA

25.6yrs, 5’8”dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted London Butcher; deserted at Melbourne on 23.2.1866. Note - Returned to regiment c.6.3.1866.

SMITH, Christopher

Pte 96th

20yrs, 5’6 1/2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 15 Dec 1847, Hobart Town; enlisted 6 Dec 1845, Rochester; bapt. Whitstaple, Kent; labourer. Wore red shell jacket, white -linen trowsers; no marks.

SMITH, David

Pte 2040 11th

31.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 30.5.44 Aberdeen, Carpet, weaver; born Linlithgow Scotland; deserted at Sydney on 20.10.1857.

SMITH, Edward

14th

31yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Leicester shire Framework knitter Deserted at Melbourne on 1.3.1869.

SMITH, Edward

14th

32yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; Framework knitter; born Leicester Deserted at Melbourne on 6.1.1870. Note - arrested Melbournec.31.1.1870.

SMITH, Fred

Pte11th

29 yr 3mo, 5’10”, fair, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 22 Oct 1840 London;of St John’s, Middlesex; 2nd desertion 24.2.52, Sydney. D under left arm.

SMITH, Frederick

Pte 2890 12th

26.5yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 5.9.50 Bury St. Edmonds Bricklayer; born Hingham Norfolk; deserted at Sydney on 7.2.1859. Remarks - branded with “D” thee times under left arm. Note - apprehended c.7.7.1859.

SMITH, George

Pte 11th

25yrs 7mo, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes; deserted 4 Oct 1846, Sydney; enlisted 12 Feb 1839,London; bapt. Gt. Oxendon, Northampton; labourer. Wore a white jacket, was in the band and played the Opheleclide.

SMITH, George

Pte 96th

20yrs 5mo, 5’6 7/8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, burn on left arm; deserted May 1847, Melbourne; enlisted 31 Jan 1846, St Albans, bapt. St Luke’s, London, Middlesex; labourer.

SMITH, George

Pte

24.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Idminster Wiltshire Deserted at South Australia on 10.3.1869.

SMITH, Henry

Pte 11th

apprehended Sydney on 13.2.1858.

SMITH, Henry

Pte 2218 11th

35yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 4.11.1844, Coventry; labourer; born Clibery, Mortimer, Worcester; deserted at Sydney on 20.11. 1856. Remarks - speech impediment.

SMITH, James

Pte 2965 40th

22yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Wellington, Somerset; deserted at Sandhurst on 10.12.1855.

SMITH, John

14th

31yrs, 5’11”, fair complexion, light brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Longford Deserted on 11.3.1870.

SMITH, John

Pte 11th

23 years 9mo, 5’7 1/4”, fair, brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 9 Feb 1849, Blackheath. Enlisted 1 May 1846; labourer. Pockpitted.

SMITH, John

Pte 2492 11th

29yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 2.5.1846 Mountmeltic; born Bannaher King’s Co. Deserted at Sydney on 15.10.1854. Remarks - brand “, D”, under left arm.

SMITH, John

Pte 3335 12th

18.11yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born Essex; deserted at Ballarat on 21.1.1855.

SMITH, John

Pte 40th

24yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 15.8.1859 Melbourne Victoria Seaman; born Portsmouth Hants.; deserted at Melbourne on 8.9.1859.

SMITH, John

Pte 40th

24yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 15.8.1859 Melbourne Victoria Seaman; born Portsmouth Hants.; deserted at Melbourne on 5.1.1860 Remarks - branded with “D” twice under left arm. Note - arrested Seymour Victoria 14.3.1860.

SMITH, Joseph

Pte

(Maitland 1840), labourer and soldier, 35yrs, 5’7 3/4”, dark sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows meeting. Marks: DD, soldier blowing the bugle inside lower left arm, scar on back of fore and third fingers and blue ring on middle finger of left hand; of London. Absented from Ticket of Leave, Port Macquarie, 6 Jan 1848.

SMITH, Joseph

Pte 2887 40th

29.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.11.1850 Taunton, labourer; born Wivelisconmbe Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 9.3.1858. joined police force on the same day.

SMITH, Noah

50th

25yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer Deserted at Brisbane on 8.1.1867. Remarks - Speaks rapidly; continually sniffling.

SMITH, Patrick

Pte 12th

20yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Newry; born Armagh; deserted at Castlemaine on 3.9.1855.

SMITH, Richard

Pte 3530 40th

22yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Taunton, Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 8.10.1856.

SMITH, Robert

Pte 1505 14th

38yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Manchester butcher; born Brunley; deserted at Hobart on 22.10.1868.

SMITH, Robert

Pte 2310 40th

30yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Prescott, Lancaster; deserted at Sandhurst on 26.2.1856.

SMITH, Thomas

Pte 80th :

36yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 13 July 1838,Cox’s River; enlisted 16 Sep 1831, Bolton, Lancashire; born Wakefield, York; labourer. Took with him his musket and two rounds of ball cartridge.

SMITH, William

Gnr Dvr RA

26yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; wheelwright; born Daventry, Northamptonshire; deserted at Sydney on 9.12.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SMITH, William

Pte 2011 40th

31.10yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 9.11.1844 Liverpool, weaver; born Stockport Chester; deserted at Melbourne on 18.9.1858.

SMITH, William

Pte

26.3yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Walton Worcester Deserted at South Australia on 12.3.1869.

SMITH, William

Pte 134 12th

21yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.11.1861 Manchester dyer; born Huddersfield Yorkshire; deserted at Sydney on 20.12.1861.

SMITH, William

Pte 134 12th

23yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.11.1857 Manchester labourer; deserted at Sydney on 15.7.1864. Remarks - branded with “D” twice under left arm.

SMITH, William

Pte 537 50th

25.7yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1860 Westminster blacksmith; born Berkhamstead Hereford; deserted at Sydney on 2.7.1867.

SMITH, William

Pte 537 50th

27.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1860 Westminster blacksmith; born Berkhampstead Hereford; deserted at Sydney on 12.2.1869.

SMITHERS, Robert

Pte 3573 40th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth, Somerset; carpenter; born South Petherton; deserted at Geelong on 14 .8.1856.

SMYTH, Thomas

Pte 2788 12th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted Weedon; bandsman; born Athlone, Roscommon; deserted at Melbourne on 17.9.1855. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SMYTHE, Thomas

Pte 2788 12th

24.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.11.1849 Weedon; born Athlone Roscomon; deserted at Sydney on 7.2.1859. Remarks - branded with “D” thee times under left arm.

SONERY, William Dyson

Pte 811 50th

23.8yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 3.7.1863 Liverpool forgeman; born Leeds Yorkshire; deserted at Sydney on 7.3.1867.

SPARKS, Henry

Pte 323 12th

21.4yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.9.1859 Chatham labourer; born Brighton Sussex; deserted at Sydney on l3.1.1863.

SPARKS, Henry

Pte 323 l2th

20.2yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.9.1859 Rochester labourer; born Brighton Sussex; deserted at Sydney on 15.11.1861.

SPARKS, Robert

Pte 3226 40th

21.4yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.8.1853 Taunton, labourer; born Taunton Somerset; deserted at Ballarat on 25.1.1857.

SPELLMAN, John

Pte 19 77th

19yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, carroty hair, blue eyes; enlisted 25.5.1857. Dublin Cooper; born St John’s Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 2.4.1858. Surrendered Liverpool NSW police 5.4.1858. scar right scapula.

SPENCE SPENCER, alias; see Jonathan BOARDMAN, William

Gnr, 1645 RA

29.9yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 15.12.1860 Edinburgh labourer; born Lauder Berwick; deserted at Sydney on 16.8.1870. Remarks - scar over pit of stomach.

STAFFORD, Thomas

Pte 798 12th

19.8yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 31.7.1861 engineer; born Dublin; deserted at Lambing Flat on 31.3.1862. Remarks - anchor tattooed (L) arm.

STALLEY, Samuel

Pte

29.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Ely Cambridge Deserted at South Australia on 8.3.1869.

STALLEY, Samuel

Pte 247 50th

29.6yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; Bury St. Edmunds labourer; born Ely Cambridge; deserted at Adelaide on 18.11.1869. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

STANTON, Joseph

Pte 1724 99th

32yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; Blacksmith; born Hackney; deserted at Melbourne on 1.2.1855.

STAPLETON, alias; see Patrick MOONEY, William



STAPLEY, Samuel

Pte 12th

23.7yrs, 5’4”, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; enlisted 2.12.1857 Lewis Sussex labourer; born Mayfield Sussex; deserted at Sydney on 4.7.1862.

STARLING, Edward

Pte 3509 77th

27.9yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 5.1.1855 Westminster brickmaker; born Islington Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 9.4.1858.

STEER, George James

Pte 2663 77th

22.2yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.2.1853 Westminster; born Portsmouth Hants; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.

STEPHENS, Benjamin

Pte 749 50th

24.8yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 22.11.1860 Monmouth labourer; born Wolverton Monmouth; deserted at Sydney on 1.7.1867.

STEPHENS, Thomas

14th

34yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; baker; born Aberdeen; deserted at Melbourne on 3.1.1867.

STEPHENS, William

Gnr Dvr RA

25.9yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Whitney, Oxfordshire; deserted at Sydney on 9.11.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Stooped walk with toes turned.

STEVEN, Patrick

Pte 3186 40th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 3.2.1853, Dublin; labourer; born Dublin; deserted at Geelong on 6.10.1856.

STEVENS, John

Pte 11th

29 years, 5’5 3/4”; deserted 9 Oct 1853, Adelaide. Enlisted 20 Oct 1842, Plymouth; born St Blayy, Cornwall; miner. Has a scar under the chin and is marked letter D.

STEVENSON, William

18th

40yrs, 5’4”, sallow complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; shoemaker; born Londonderry; deserted at Melbourne on 17.8.1870.

STEWARD, John

Gnr, 258 RA

36.2yrs, 5’11”, swarthy complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.11.48 Londonderry labourer; born Willinacrea Letter Kenny Donegal; deserted at Sydney on 28.1.1865. Remarks - absent from embarkation.

STEWART, John

Pte 3781 77th

20.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 25.8.1855 Ballymena, weaver; born Ahoghill Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 6.4.1858.

STEWART, Robert

Pte 2998 40th

23yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 1.1.1852 Lismore Waterford, labourer; born Killimure Tyrone; deserted at Melbourne on 9.1.1857. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

STEWART, Robert

Pte 2998 40th

21.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 1.1.1852, Lismore; labourer; born Killimine, Tyrone; deserted at Adelaide on 7.4.1855.

STEWART, Robert

Pte 50th

30.1yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion; dark brown hair; Brown eyes; enlisted 23.3.54 Newry weaver; born Loughbrickland Down deserted at Sydney on 1.6.1867. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

STILT, Thomas;

Pte 12th

17yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer, born Down; deserted on 15.8.1854. Remarks - quick imperfect utterance.

STONE, George

Pte 3315 77th

29yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.7.1854 Westminster, shoemaker; born Hornsey Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 3.4.1858.

STONE, William

Pte 1205 28th

22yrs, 5’7 1/4”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 24 Oct 1841, Port Phillip Melbourne; enlisted 31 Oct 1837,St Albans; born Redburn, Herts; labourer. Took the greater part of his necessaries with him.

STOOK, James

Pte 3602 40th

20.11yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 8.11.1854 Taunton, labourer; born Wivelescombe Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 7.10.1857. Captured c. Feb. 1858.

STOOK, James

Pte 3602 40th

21.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 8.11.1854 Taunton, labourer; born Wiveliscombe Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 23.6.1858.

STOREY, William

Pte 1398

21yrs 3mo 5’6 1/4”, fair complexion, dark hair, grey eyes. Deserted 26 Oct 1842,Adelaide. Enlisted 19 Oct 1839,Lancaster; bapt.St Cuthbert,Carlisle;clogmaker. Slight cast in left eye; feet large.

STOW, George

Gnr 88 RA

31yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 1.4.1856 Banbury labourer; born Brailes Warwick; deserted at Sydney on 12.10.68.

STRAIN, James

Pte 3242 77th

21yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 17.6.1854 Ballymena, labourer; born Ballymena Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.

STRINGER, Thomas

Pte 271 12th

25.9yrs, 5’4”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.6.1859 Wolver hampton shoemaker; born Chadly Cubit Stourbridge Worcestershire; deserted at Sydney on 24.3.1862.

STRONG, Nesbitt

Bdr RA

35.5yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, blue eyes; enlisted 8.1.1864; born Tiverton Devon; deserted at Sydney on 28.4.1867.

STUBBS, John

Pte 2875 12th

21.10yrs, 6’l”, fair complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; born Essex; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 30.10.1854.

STUBBS, William

Pte 2874 12th

28yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Stanford, Essex; deserted at Ballarat on 16.8.1855.

SUETT, George

Pte 2867 11th

26.2yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 5.12.1849 London, labourer; born Gravesend Kent; deserted at Sydney on 27.6.1857.

SULLIVAN, James

18th

28yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Co. Carlow; deserted at Melbourne on 13.8.1870.

SULLIVAN, James

Pte 3501 40th

20.3yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 7.11.1854 Lismore, labourer; born Lismore Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 14.2.1858.

SULLIVAN, John

Pte 50th

26.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; born Dublin Deserted at Brisbane on 25.6.1868.

SULLIVAN, Michael

14th

35yrs, 5’6”dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes; shoemaker; born Cork; deserted at Melbourne on 25.12.1868.

SULLIVAN, Michael

40th

19yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 13.12.1860.

SULLIVAN, Michael

Pte 2514 99th

25.4yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Dingle, Kerry; deserted at Melbourne on 4.3.1855.

SULLIVAN, Richard

RA

33.6yrs, 5’11”dark complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; farrer; born Dublin; deserted at Melbourne on 20.1.1865.

SULLY, Patrick

Pte 3193 12th

19.10yrs, 5’5”, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Kelly, Co Meath; deserted at Adelaide on 1.1.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

SWALLOW, Charles

Pte 3720 12th

39.2yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 26.10.1842 York, labourer; born Huddersfield Yorkshire; deserted on 20.12.1858.

SYKES, Samuel

Pte 1563 40th

35.5yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 3.12.1840 Leeds, spinner; born Huddersfield Yorkshire; deserted at Melbourne on 11.5.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” three times under left arm. arrested Beechworth c.24.3.1859.

SYKES, Samuel;

Pte 1563 40th

31.11yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; spinner, born York; deserted at Melbourne on 10.3.1854. Remarks - apprehended by Soldier of , Sept 1854.




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