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
EGAN, John (Ship Eliza), labourer and soldier, 27yrs,5'5 3/4", sallow complexion, freckled, brown hair, hazel eyes, born Roscommon; from No 3 Iron Gang,6 Feb 1830. ELDER, William (Ship Manlius), soldier and labourer, 41yrs, 5'4", ruddy freckled complexion, brown to grey hair, blue eyes; born Perth; from No 2 Iron Gang 6 Feb 1830.
Amy deserters from H.M. Service ( in Australia and New Zealand) Volumes 1 and 2 compiled partly Yvonne Fitzmaurice Victorian Police Gazette 1800 - 1865 to 1870 State Library of N. S.W. ref 10 NQ 929.3945 12
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