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Men listed as deserting from their Regiment

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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


TALBOT, John

Pte 3533 77th

27.8yrs, 5’ó”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 29.11.1854 Westminster, labourer; born Greenwich Kent; deserted at Sydney on 9.4.1858. apprehended by Liverpool NSW police c.12.4.1858.

TAPP, James

RA

25yrs, 5’10”brown complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; groom; born Devon; deserted at Melbourne on 21.1.1863. Remarks - wore Indian ribbon.

TATHAM, Samuel

Pte 14th

deserted at Melbourne on 2.3.1870.

TAYLOR, Bernard

Pte 2866 11th

23.9yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 13.11.49 Liverpool; born Kilnacolin Sligo; labourer; deserted at Sydney on 3.9.1854.

TAYLOR, Edward Henry

Pte 167 12th

19.2yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; born Islington Middlesex; deserted at Sydney on 23.3.1864.

TAYLOR, James

Gnr 3 Coy 7Btn, RA

24.10yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light hair, light blue eyes; enlisted 17.1.1855 Coleraine clerk; born Coleraine Londonderry; deserted at Sydney on 29.3.1858.

TAYLOR, Job

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (Blenheim 1839), soldier and clerk, 5’8 1/2”, ruddy, brown hair, grey eyes, sandy whiskers, small mole on left side of neck, hairy breast, D under left arm; of Kilkenny. Escaped from custody of Matthew Murphy while escorting him to the lockup at Port Albert to be confined on suspicion of forgery; since 18 Feb 1845.

TERRY, Charles Edward

RA

24yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; lawyer’s clerk; born Wales; deserted at Melbourne on 27.2.1865. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

TERRY, Charles Edward

RA

26/27yrs, 5’9”, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; born Wales Deserted at Williamstown on 26.12.1857. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm.

THOMAS, George

Pte 3600 40th

21.7yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854 Plymouth, carpenter; born Wellington Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 21.6.1857.

THOMAS, George

Pte 3600 40th

24yrs, 5’4”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; born England; deserted at Adelaide on 17.1.1860. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Note - still at large Aug.1861.

THOMAS, William

Pte 12th

28 years; deserted Hobart, 1857. Enlisted Canterbury; born St Sepulchre, Middlesex.

THOMAS, William

Pte 2111 77th

28.3yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 17.1.1847 Tralee, labourer; born Dingle Kerry; deserted at Sydney on 11.4.1858.

THOMAS, William

Pte 3694 11th

19.11yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair11.6.1855 Brecon puddler, grey eyes; born Aberdare Glamorgan; deserted at Sydney on 14.5.1857. scar right cheek; fish on one ear.

THOMPSON, Adam

Pte 99th

21yrs 7mo, 5’9 1/2”, fresh complexion, freckled, fair hair, grey eyes; deserted 23 May 1848, Sydney; enlisted 7 Oct, 1840, Dublin; bapt. Port Louis, Mauritius. No trade. Wore Oxford grey trowsers.

THOMPSON, Andrew

Pte 11th

25 years 3mo, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 13 Feb 1852, Sydney. Enlisted 14 Oct 1844, Liverpool; born Liverpool; labourer. Left eye smaller than right.

THOMPSON, James

Pte 96th

24yrs 2mo, 5’5”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 17 July 1847,Hobart Town; enlisted 22 Nay 1840, Manchester; bapt. St John’s, Liverpool. Letter D on left side under arm pit. Former trade labourer. Wore red fatigue jacket, black cloth trowsers, no waistcoat; third desertion.

THOMPSON, John

Pte 245 12th

21yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 25.5.1859 Belfast Ireland labourer; born Shankill Co. Antrim Deserted at Brisbane on 26.6.1861.

THOMPSON, John

Pte 686 50th

22.2yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 6.6.1863 Hull; farm labourer; born Beckingham Nottingham; deserted at Sydney on 10.5.1867.

THOMPSON, John

RA

32yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, sandy red, light blue eyes; gentleman’s servant; born Derbyshire; deserted at Melbourne on 22.12.1862.

THOMPSON, John

RA

32yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, light blue eyes; gentleman’s servant; born Derbyshire; deserted at Melbourne on 21.1.1863. Remarks - wore Crimean & Turkish ribbons Note - surrendered Jamieson’s Flat c.24.3.1863.

THOMPSON, John

RA

33yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, light blue eyes; gentleman’s servant; born Derbyshire; deserted at Melbourne on 21.12.1863.

THOMPSON, Peter

Pte 99th

29yrs 10mo, 5’8”, dark cmplexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 19 Jan 1848, Melbourne. Enlisted 7 Mar 1836; bapt. Arbroath, Forfar; flaxdresser. Letter D on left side; second desertion. Absconded prisoner:

THORP, Joseph

Pte 11th

21 years 4mo, 5’6”; deserted 9 Apr 1853, Sydney; enlisted 7 Dec 1849, Westminster; born Shear, Surrey; labourer.

THRELFALL, David

14th

32yrs, 5’10”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Lancashire; deserted at Melbourne on 27.12.1869 Note - arrested Ballarat c.26.4.1870.

THRIFT, James

Pte 80th

24yrs, 5’6 3/4”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; deserted 18 Feb 1842,Parramatta;enhisted 11 Jan 1840, Windsor,NSW; born Uddimore, Sussex; shoemaker.

TIPPETTS, George

Pte 3011 40th

23yrs, 5’8”, fair complexion, dark red hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Taunton; labourer; born Greinton, Somerset; deserted at Geelong on 25.8.1855.

TOBIN, Edward

RA

23yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; carpenter; born Tipperary; deserted at Melbourne on 25.2.1863. Remarks - Both forearms tattooed.

TOBIN, Edwin

Bdr, 1146 R.A.

26yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 29.5.1861 Clonmel Carpenter; born St. Mary’s Clonmel Deserted at Sydney on 26.3.1866. Remarks - Both forearms tattooed.

TOBIN, Edwin

Gnr RA

21yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; carpenter; deserted at Melbourne on 22.12.1861. Remarks - both forearms tattooed; arrested c.5.2.1862.

TOOLE, John

Pte 3927 50th

34.6yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 7.2.54 Dublin labourer; born St. Mark’s Dublin; deserted at Sydney on 19.3.1869. Remarks – squints.

TOOLE, Pat

Pte 11th

24 yrs, 5’6”,deserted 10 Feb 1854,Adelaide;born Dublin.

TOPPING, Patrick

Sgt 2872 77th

21.8yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 15.2.1854 Birr Servant; born Fethard Tipperary; deserted at Sydney on 18.4.1858.

TORMAY, Francis

Pte 11th

21yrs 8mo, 5’6 1/2”, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; deserted the night of the 31 Oct 1847,Adelaide; born Kellstown, Meath; Labourer. Supposed to have had on a blue shirt, white jacket, white trowsers and blue cloth cap. Had been employed as an officer’s servant.

TOTTHAM, James

Pte 50th

30.1yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 10.1.1862 Great Badden; labourer; born Crescent Temple Essex; deserted at Sydney on 18.2.1869.

TOWN, Isaac

Pte 99th :

29yrs 4mo, 5’6 1/2”, fresh complexion, brown hair, brown eyes; deserted 2 Nov 1847, Sydney; enlisted 3 July 1842,Chatham; bapt. Halifax, York; joiner; second desertion, no marks.

TRAVERS, Thomas

Pte 2520 40th

27yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 17.12.1846 Taunton, labourer; born Ilminster Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 6.1.1857.

TRAVERS, Thomas

Pte 2520 40th

27.8yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted 17.12.1846 Taunton, labourer; born Ilminster Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 1.9.1857. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

TRAYNOR, James

Pte

Absconded prisoner: (Neptune 1838), sailor and soldier, 43yrs, 5’9 1/2”, ruddy, freckled, brown hair, grey eyes; diagonal scar on centre forehead, scar under outer corner of each eyebrow, DDD under left arm, mark of a boil on lower right arm, scar on back of third finger of left hand and hack of same hand and on left shin; of County Down. Absconded from Medical Depot, 13 May 1848, Sydney. Absent from Ticket of Leave:

TREW, George

Pte 2962 40th

22yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Witham, Essex; deserted at Sandhurst on 10.12.1855.

TRIMBLE, John

Pte 2435 40th

25yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 1.9.46 Canterbury labourer; born Devonport; deserted at Melbourne on 6.9.1859.

TUCKER, Simon

Pte 3578 40th

28yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 27.11.1854; labourer; born Kingstrew, Somerset; deserted at Melbourne on 16.12.1856.

TUCKEY, Martin

Pte 11th

21 years 8mo, 5’5”; deserted 4 Oct 1853, Sydney. Enlisted 20 Jan 1851, Limerick; born Castleconnell, Limerick.

TUCKEY, Richard

RA

27yrs, 5’6”light complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Northampton shire; deserted at Melbourne on 18.7.1865.

TUDBALL, Robert

Pte 3166 12th

23.1yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 25.1.53 Taunton; labourer; born Winsford Somerset; deserted at Sydney on 21.2.1859. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm.

TUFF, James

Pte 3802 77th

20.5yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark hair, brown eyes; enlisted 7.11.1855 Ballymena, weaver; born Daraghey Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 5.4.1858.

TUFF, Joseph

Pte 3011 77th

21.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark hair, brown eyes; enlisted 2.6.1854 Ballymena, weaver; born Donaghy Co Antrim; deserted at Sydney on 15.4.1858.

TURNER, Henry

Gnr 91 RA

34yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 23.10. Westminster Bricklayer; born Wattle Essex; deserted at Sydney on 13.10.1868.

TURNER, Henry


c. 31yrs, 5’8”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; Groom; born Kent Deserted at Melbourne on 24.12.1864. Remarks - brand “D” under left arm. Note - still at large Jan.1865.

TURNER, John

Pte 1219 96th

23yrs, 5’7”, sallow complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, deserted 15 Dec 1842,Adelaide. Born Willenhall, Wolverhampton; padlock maker. Stoops forward when walking.

TURNER, Richard

Pte 530 50th

28.4yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, Black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.11.1860 London labourer; born Deal Kent; deserted at Sydney on 18.3.1869.

TURNER, Richard

Pte 530 50th

27yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, Black hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 7.11.1860 London labourer; born Deal Kent Deserted at Sydney on 26.10.1867.

TUYMAN, Henry

Pte 234 50th

30.6yrs, 5’6”, sallow complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted 15.10.1857 Canterbury labourer; born Herne Kent; deserted at Adelaide on 8.12.1868.

TWARTHE, James

Pte 898 28th

25yrs 10mo, 5’6 3/4”, fresh complexion, fair hair, grey eyes, long nose; deserted 16 Jan 1838; enlisted 22 Apr 1832,Oakhampton; born Withen Cornwall; miner. Also deserted 22 Apr l839,Parramatta. Has a crooked nose and walks awkwardly.

TYAS, Amos

Pte 262 12th

29.5yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 9.6.1859 Oldham Joiner; born Mopley Lancashire Deserted at Brisbane on 27.9.1861.

TYLER, George;

Pte 11th

23.6yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes; enlisted 23.7.45 Chatham, musician, born Burntwood Essex; deserted at Sydney on 5.8.1854. Remarks – brand “D” under left arm.


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