Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Men listed as deserting from their Regiment

P”

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


PAGE, Sheppard

Pte 3329 40th

21.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 28.2.1854 Sudbury, labourer; born Suffolk; deserted at Melbourne on 23.12.1857.

PAGE, Sheppard

Pte 3329 40th

22.5yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 28.2.1854 Sudbury, labourer; born Hadleigh Suffolk; deserted at Melbourne on 26.8.1858. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

PALMER, Henry

14th

30yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Dorset deserted at Melbourne on 8.4.1869.

PALMER, Henry

14th

28yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; brown eyes; hazel eyes; labourer; born Dorset deserted at Melbourne on 23.8.1867. Arrested Melbourne on, c.1.9.1868.

PALMER, John F.

Pte 3127 40th

18.8yrs, 4’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 6.9.1852 Cork; born Ashill Norfolk; deserted at Melbourne on 25.1.1857. red speck in right eye.

PALMER, Matthew

Pte 3555 40th

26yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; labourer; born Bridgewater, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 17.1.1856.

PARKER, Samuel

Pte 1209 12th

33.8yrs, 5’6”, light complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Charsfield, Suffolk; deserted at Ballarat on 21.2.1855.

PARR, William

18th

28yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born London deserted at Melbourne on 16.8.1870.

PARRY, James

Pte 12th

19.10yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born West Monckton, Somerset; deserted at Castlemaine on 21.7.1855.

PASHLEY, George

Pte 96th

,24yrs, 5 ’9 1/2”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 28 June 1842,Parramatta. Enlisted 15 June l840, Manchester; born Durham; forgeman.

PASK, Charles

Pte 11th

27 years limo, 5’8 1/2”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 16 Feb 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 24 Mar 1842, Newport; born Usk, Monmouth; labourer. Very short hair.

PATTERSON, George

Gnr 2017 RA

31.3yrs, 6’, sallow complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 24.3.1860 Tower Hill London labourer; born Hawick Roxburgh deserted at Sydney on 3.7.1870. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

PATTERSON, George

RA

23yrs, 6’, sallow complexion; Brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Scotland deserted at Melbourne on 6.6.1862.

PATTERSON, Joseph

RE

deserted at Sydney. Arrested Melbourne c. Nov.1859.

PATTERSON, Joseph

Pte 6th Coy RE

26yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 14.2.1851 Glasgow blacksmith; born Clackmangan; deserted at Sydney on 15.4.1857 at 10pm.

PATTON, Samuel

RA

22.8yrs, 5’7”, dark complexion; dark hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 4.12.54 Bridport Dorset labourer; born Burton Bridport Dorset deserted at Sydney on 8.11.1859. Remarks - scar on forehead.

PAYNE, William

40th

28yrs, 5’5”, dark complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Bury St. Edmonds deserted at Melbourne on 8.11.1862. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

PAYNE, William

Pte 40th

26yrs, 5’5”, dark complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; born Suffolk deserted at Melbourne on 31.1.1861.

PEARSON, Charles

Pte 12th

22 years; deserted Hobart, 1857. Enlisted Westminster; born Kensington, Surrey.

PEEBLES, John

RA

31.6yrs, 5’7”, dark complexion; dark brown hair; blue eyes; labourer; born Scotland deserted at Melbourne on 30.3.1862.

PERKINS, Charles

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (1837), labourer and soldier, 39yrs, 5’8”, sallow complexion, pockpitted, brown hair, hazel eyes, eyebrows meeting; powder marks at back of left ear, small mole under it; C Perkins, A Wilshire, and numerous scars from cupping on breasts, Highland man and woman, AW lower right, anchor on back of right hand, Highland woman with flag in hand, double heart pierced with two darts and sword; flag, flowerpot, anchor, CPAW and two moles on lower left arm, two small moles on back of left hand, sun on lower part of shoulder; of Essex. Escaped from Commissariat Transport Establishment, 14 May 1848, Sydney.

PHILLIPS, Bryant

l4th

30yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion; brown hair; hazel eyes; born Somerset deserted on 12.3.1870.

PHILLIPS, James

Pte 3668 11th

28.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 20.4.1855 Cardiff Glamorganshire, labourer; born Ilfracombe Devon; deserted at Sydney on 19.10.1857. tattoos on both arms.

PHILLIPS, John

Pte 11th

24yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; deserted 8 Aug l846, Melbourne; enlisted 29 May 1845,Chatham, bapt.Tittleworth, Sussex; baker.

PIKE, Thomas

Pte 2941 12th

29.10yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 9.4.51 Westminster labourer; born Troubridge Wiltshire deserted at Sydney on 11.5.1863. Remarks - brand with “D” twice under left arm.

PIKE, William

Pte 45 12th

19.6yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion; light brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 30.11.57 Great Grimsby labourer; born Kingsland Middlesex deserted on 31.10.1859.

PINDER, James

14th

29yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion; Brown hair; dark brown eyes; labourer; born Tipperary deserted at Melbourne on 3.12.1867.

PINDER, James

14th

30yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; grey eyes; labourer; born Tipperary deserted at Melbourne on 1.2.1869. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Note - arrested Smeaton c.24.2.1868.

PIPE, William

Pte 3552 40th

22.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, labourer; born Kingsbridge Devon; deserted at Melbourne on 3.10.1858.

PLEASS, Samuel

Pte 3691 40th

20yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 19.8.1854, Taunton; labourer; born Broomfield, Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 12.8.1856.

PLUNKET, Abraham

Dmr 895 50th

22.6yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair blue eyes; enlisted Castle Dermot servant; born Newton Barry Carlow deserted at Sydney on 4.10.1868. Remarks - plays bagpipes flute; took flute.

PLUNKETT, James G.

Pte 2096 40th

31yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 27.5.1845 Liverpool Clerk; born Belfast Donegal; deserted at Melbourne on 17.8.1858. Arrested Viaduct Station, 26.4.1859.

PLUNKETT, Patrick

Pte 99th

23yrs 11mo, 5’5 ½”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 12 Sept 1845,Sydney; enlisted 15 Oct 1840,Dublin; of Nobber, Meath; labourer. Wore coloured clothes.

POCOCK, George

Pte 40th

27yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 30.5.1856. Note - arrested Ballarat on 23.1.1858.

POMFREY, Henry

Pte 2166 11th

31.2yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 8.10.1844, Chatham; lacemaker; born Radford, Nottingham; deserted at Sydney on 29.2.1856. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

PONSFORD, Richard

Pte 3525 40th

20.3yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, labourer; born Wilton Somerset; deserted at Sandhurst on 3.3.1857.

POOLE, Patrick;

Pte 2553 11th

24.9yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark hair, grey eyes; groom, born Dublin; deserted at Adelaide on 10.2.1854.

POPE, James

Gnr Dvr 3899 RA

20yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 27.1.1855 Clover Wolverhampton, shoemaker; born Worcester Kidderminster; deserted at Adelaide on 3.2.1857.

POPE, James

RA

Apprehended 12.2.1858.

PORT, Sydney

Pte 99th

21yrs 1mo, 5’4 1/2”, fresh complexion, light hair, grey eyes; marks of corporal punishment. Deserted 8 June 1844,Sydney; enlisted 24 May 1837 ,Chatham; born Chislett ,Kent ; labourer. Supposed to have gone in American whaler Leonidas.

PORTER, Alexander

Pte 50th

16yrs 6mo, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 20 Dec 1839,Sydney ; enlisted 16 Nov 1837,Rochester,Kent ; born Gillingham, Kent; trade none. Has formerly been serving as a boy on board ship and is supposed to have engaged on board some vessel now lying in harbour.

PORTER, Edward

18th

29yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion; dark brown hair; hazel eyes; labourer; deserted at Melbourne on 18.8.1870.

PORTER, George

Pte 2702 40th

24yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born England; deserted on 6.5.1855.

POWELL, John

Pte 50th

22.3yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 1.12.1868; labourer; born Sydney NSW; deserted at Sydney on 14.12.1868. Remarks - “HK” tattooed above elbow (R) arm.

POWELL, John

Pte 522 50th

28.6yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion; light brown hair; hazel eyes; enlisted 22.10.1860 Birmingham labourer; born Malvern, Worcestshire deserted at Adelaide on 2.12.1868.

POWELL, Robert

Gnr 80 RA

24.8yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 25.9.1858 Ipswich labourer; born Somersham Ipswich Suffolk; deserted at Sydney on 23.5.1865. Remarks - Cross on nose.

POWELL, Robert

RA

23yrs, 5’9”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk; deserted at Melbourne on 24.5.1864. Remarks - arrested Lancefield c.5.7.1864.

POWELL, Robert

RA

24yrs, 5’10”, sallow complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk; deserted at Melbourne on 4.12.1864. Remarks - cuts across the nose.

POWER, James

14th

36yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 3.8.1868.

POWER, James

14th

37yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Waterford Deserted at Melbourne on 14.10.1869.

POWER, John

Pte 99th

24yrs 6mo, 5’ll”, fair, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 28 Feb 1848, Sydney; enlisted 30 Aug 1841, Kilkenny; bapt. Carrickbey, Waterford; weaver. D on left side; second desertion.

POWER, John

Pte 2953 40th

23yrs, 5’11”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; servant; born Malta, Cork; deserted at Ballarat on 27.1.1855.

POWER, Michael

Pte 3305 40th

19yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Waterford; spinner; born Waterford; deserted at Melbourne on 21.11.1855.

PRATT, James

Pte 12th

23/24yrs, fresh complexion; deserted at Sydney on c.Jan.1862.

PRATT, James

Pte 52 12th

33.10yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, brown eyes; enlisted 4.12.1857 Ipswich blacksmith; born Framlingham Suffolk; deserted at Sydney on 17.12.1861.

PRATT, James

Pte 52 12th

c. 35yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; deserted at Sydney on 6.7.1864. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

PRATT, James

Pte 52 12th

38yrs, 5’5”, sallow complexion, sandy hair, grey eyes; enlisted 5.12.1857 Ipswich blacksmith; born Framlingham Suffolk; deserted at Sydney on 27.2.1866. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.

PRATT, Philip

Pte 2636 77th

23.5yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 28.12.1852 Northampton, labourer; born Ravensthorpe Northampton; deserted at Sydney on 6.4.1858.

PRENTICE, Henry

Pte 1956 40th

37yrs, 5’6”, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 21.7.43 Chelmsford, weaver; born Halstead Essex; deserted at Melbourne on 26.12.1857.

PRESCOTT, Joseph

50th

27yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; labourer English Deserted at Brisbane on 31.1.1868.

PRESTON, William

Pte 80th

27yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 6 Jan 1843,Sydney. Enlisted 13 Apr 1836. Newcastle under Lyme; born Staffordshire; labourer.

PRICE, John

Pte 3554 40th

29yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854, Plymouth; labourer; born Exeter, Devon; deserted at Sandhurst on 21.10.1856.

PRUDDEN, James

Pte 860 12th

21.7yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 9.1.1863 Rochester nr Chatham blacksmith; born Enfield Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 6.10.1864. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

PRUDDEN, James

Pte 860 12th

21.10yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.1.1863 Rochester blacksmith; born Enfield Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 23.1.1865. Remarks - branded with “D” three times under left arm.

PURVES, Thomas

RA

24yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, Red hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Scotland Deserted at Melbourne on 11.12.1864.




reference