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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

QUINN, James

Pte 58th

23yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; deserted 10 Mar1847, Melbourne; enlisted 13 Nov 181e2,Newry; bapt. Armagh; servant; dress as above.

QUINN, Michael

Pte 28th

31yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes;soldier who escaped from house of Correction,26 Dec 1839,Sydney.

QUINN, Thomas

Pte, 50th

30.7yrs, 5’3”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 11.12.1855 Dundalk shoemaker; born Louth Co Louth; deserted at Sydney on 25.2.1868. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

QUINN, William

Pte, 3154 12th

20yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; weaver; deserted at Ballarat on 20.2.1855.