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Private George Alcock (c 1818..........)

 

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  • Born : circa 1818
  • Where Born : Langford, Nottingham, England
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  • Date Arrived : August 1838
  • Ship Arrived on : "Lord Lyndoch "
  • Rank attained :Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 21 August 1837
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Transferred : 99th Regiment
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  • Died : 1863 aged 44/45
  • Where Died / Buried : near Kyogle, Lismore NSW
  • Parents Names : Thomas Alcock (b.......d.) (mother's name unknown).
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    Private George Alcock of 99th Reg was stationed in NSW in 1843 and spent 4 years in New Zealand from 1844 to 1847. He returned to Sydney in July-September 1847. He was discharged in Sydney on 31 October 1847 receiving a free discharge with 9 months gratiuty pay. His place of birth was shown as Dunse, Berwick (Scotland). His date of enlistment was 21 September 1833.   So George Alcock of th 99th Regiment and George Alcock of the 51st Regiment are not the same and one person. The big puzzle is his birth of place in Scotland. Our George Alcock was born at Langford, Nottinghamshire, England as shown


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    This information kindly supplied by Brian Johnston johnstonbm@bigpond.com

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    History & Achievements :
    The known story is that he became a Police Constable at Grafton NSW in 1852 and later a Chief Constable at Casino NSW. He was first appointed as Police in November 1847 "aged 40 (born 1817?), 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high" in NSW. We don't know when he came out to Australia from England. He married Annie Lawlor in Sydney in 1848.
    A check of the  new Index to Unassisted Passengers to NSW 1830-1840 shows a George Alcock coming out to NSW as a soldier on the convict ship LORD LYNDOCH in August 1838.  Sydney Morning Herald's ship arrival lists show the detachment of the 51st Regiment on that ship.
    Private George Alcock was stationed in Tasmania in 1838-1844 and in Western Australia in 1845-1847. The quarterly list for January-March 1847 shows he was at Swan River/Rottnest and on board for 45 days - other soldiers were on board for 90 days.

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    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au

    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia

    Last revised: January 04, 2004.