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Private George Augustus Hayman (c.1833......1908.)

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Granville NSW


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12th Regiment of Foot soldier No. 3309 and Eureka Stockade participant George HAYMAN while helping a descendant research their roots. Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Friday 21 February 1908, page 5

National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article45019965 (Note : exactly as written)

AN OLD SOLDIER'S CAREER.

Mr. George A. Hayman, of Granville,

whose death was recorded in a recent

issn© of the Sydney " Daily Telegraph,"

was one of .the few remaining Imperial

troops who assisted at tho capture of

the Eureka Stockade. The son of a

well-to-do London corn merchant. He

ran away from home as a youth, 'listed

into the old 12th Foot (Suffolk)

Regiment, and with the first battalion

was drafted out to Australia. By a

chanco be missed the Crimean campaign.

The headquarters' company of

tho regiment, to which Mr. Hayman

belonged, sailed in tíie ship Camperdown.

Before the vessel was fairly

clow of tho coast the Crimean war began.

Two ahips were dispatched to

intercept the Camperdown, with the object

of diverting tile detachment aboard

to tho Crimea, hut she proved herself a

"heeler." and was not overhauled. The

Camperdown reached Melbourne when

the Ballarat minors' troubles were at

their height, A detachment of ßö men

ef Ute 12th Regiment, under Captain

Qneale and Lieutenant Paul, landed,

nn3. makin? foroed marches, arrVed at

Bo ll

i'rat in time to participle in the attack

on the Eureka Stookado, afterwards

noting a« escort to tho prisoners from

Ballarat to Melbourne. From Melbourne

the Suffolks proceeded to Perth,

where Mr. Hayman saw several years'

service, «nd attained tho rank ot'

corporal

in the "old colonial days," the

troops acting chiefly a« guards to tho

convicts. Conning on to Sydney, tho

company remained in barracks until

tho outbreak of tho recond Maori war.

when tlK»y were drafted to New Zealand.

At the close of the Maori war

Mr. Hannan obtained bis. discharga.

?"lim? wi*b the usual solrtinr's grant of

land in New Zealand. Returning to

Svdncy. he settled at Paddington,

whore for many years be carried on

business ns a painter, at tho same

tim« reasscoiating himself with tho

military service a« a volunteer. Mr.

Haymnn left a widow, one son, and six

daughters.

 
 
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