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Eureka Stockade December 3rd 1854
December 3rd 2004
150 years
" We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties."
This site is for the Military this is why the miners havnt been mentioned
The Soldier Memorial
Drummer Boy John Egan (Regiment No. 3059) Eureka's first Military Casualty
 
This is a summary only
On the morning of December the 3rd 1854, 150 disgruntled miners stood in defiance of the Government.
Under the flag of Victorian Republic ( now know as the flag of the Southern Cross ) they stood united against a detachments of 2 British Army Regiments, the 12th Foot East Suffolk Regiment the 40th Foot Second Somersetshire Regiment as well as men of the Foot and Mounted Police. These miners were to become known as the "DIGGERS "thus began a name and tradition that lives to-day and onwards.
History has recorded its beginning early October 1854 , with the death of a digger James Scobie near the
Eureka Hotel Ballarat. Killed in a drunken brawl, the publican James Bentley and three others were eventually charged with his murder. These men were tried for the murder before Stipendiary Magistrate John D'Ewes, and despite overwhelming evidence of their guilt, the men were found not guilty. Bentley and D'Ewes were well known to be close friends, while D'Ewes was known to be of a corrupt nature.
On the 17th of October 1854 a protest meeting of about 5,000 diggers was held. The meeting got out of
hand and the outcome was the Eureka Hotel being burnt to the ground. Three men claimed to be the ring leaders were arrested and jailed. Another meeting followed and the Ballarat Reform League was formed . What followed has been well recorded. It includes the burning of the diggers licences, Gold field reforms and political confusion.
Of the estimated 500 men who took up position at Eureka only 150 remained inside the stockade area. At
dawn, Sunday December 3rd 1854 these men faced a mixed strike force of 276 troops and police. Within 15 minutes of the strike force attacking the battle was over. Six of the strike force and 24 diggers lay dead. The Diggers leader Peter Lalor was severely injured. 120 diggers were eventually arrested and tried for treason. These charges were dropped and the men released.

A break up the British force at Eureka

Captain J.W.Thomas. Military Commander Ballarat
1/12th Suffolk Regiment =======65 personnel under Captain Queade& Lieutenant Paul
1/40th Sommersetshire Regiment=87 personnel under Captain Wise, Lieutenant Bowdler
& Lieutenant Richard .
11/99th Miliatry Mounted Police=30 personnel under Lieutenant Hall
& Lieutenant Gardyner .
Port Phillip Mounted Police ===-70 personnel Sub Inspectors Fennell, Chomley & Cosack
Port Phillip Police Force ======24 personnel
"HMS Fantome " ===========2 Gun Crews ==10 personnel
"HMS Electra " ============2 Gun Crews ==10 personnel
 

Below are the names of soldiers known to be at Eureka

""NOTE THIS IS STILL BEING RESEARCHED""

"killed in action" Note some soldiers died of their wounds days after the battle but we have listed them as Killed in action .

12th Foot East Suffolk Regiment
Private Felix BOYLE 3034 aged 32 years from Monagh, Ireland, died of gunshot wounds on the 10th January, 1855 , . Private John HALL 3097 aged 20 years from Westmore, Somerset, . Private William WEBB 3209 19years, died on the 5th December from gunshot wounds.

 

40th Foot Second Somersetshire Regiment

Captain Henry Christopher WISE , 26 years old, born in Rome died 18 days after the Rebellion , interred at the Ballarat Cemetery.. , Private Joseph Wall killed in action aged 21 years from Ireland, killed on the third of December, 1854. , . Private Michael ROONEY killed in action ,aged 21 years from Ireland, killed on the third of December, 1854. .

Below are the names of the Police known to be at Eureka

Biographical Details of Soldiers of the 12th Regiment who were stationed at Ballarat during the Eureka Rebellion
Confirmed as being at Eureka stockade on the day ( pay muster . location column)

If any person knows any thing about these men please let us know

ADAIR Samuel, Private3329 Enlisted 19.12.1853. Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Wounded at Eureka. He was one of only sixteen Ballarat veterans to serve in both the 2nd and 3rd Maori Wars. Discharged on the 10.6.1866 NZ PRO3730 Adair was promoted through the ranks to Colour Sergeant on the 1st November 1863 and deposed of Colours (demoted to Sergeant) on the 14th July 1864. He was promoted back to Colors in October 1864. (PRO3727). He was one of only two soldiers at Ballarat to be promoted three ranks.
ADAMS B. T., Lieutenant Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Took leave and returned to England in late 1854 and did not participate at Eureka. PRO3714
ADAMS William, Private 1533 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England in May 1861 from Sydney as an invalid. PRO3722 Nine invalids of the 12th Regiment, including Privates Adams and Finn who had been posted to Ballarat during Eureka, and eleven invalids from the 40th Regiment embarked from Sydney for England on the 1st May 1861 (PRO3722).
ALDERTON William, Sergeant 2929 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Alderton was stationed in Fremantle, then returned to Sydney in November 1858. Promoted to Colours, he was discharged on the 14.5.1863 from Hobart at the expiry of his limited service PRO3726
ARCHER Edward, Private 3090 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. During the campaign, Private Archer was sentenced to have one penny (1d) deducted daily from his wages for 336 days commencing the 9th December 1860. Archer was killed in action (KIA) at No. 1 Redoubt Kairau on the 23rd January 1861 . Archer was the only Ballarat veteran of the 12th to be killed in the Maori Wars.Soon after the occupation of No. 1 Redoubt, a great stir was observed for two days in and about the Te Arei position, and it was reported that large Maori reinforcements had arrived from Waikato. Shortly before 4am on the 23rd January, the enemy made a determined attempt to seize the redoubt, when they were repulsed with great loss. Born Essex, trade of labourer, Archer had enlisted on the 13th May 1852 (PRO3721).
ARDEN George Banks Floyer, Assistant Surgeon  Arrived in Hobart on the shipGloucester. Served in the 3rd Maori War. Transferred in 1866 to Army HQ in NZ PRO3730  Gave evidence to the Commission of Enquiry into the Eureka rebellion. Gave evidence of the fitness, at the Court Martial, of Captain Saunders in 1863.
ATKINSON Richard, Captain Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Atkinson was paid at the rate of Major during Lambing Flat (PRO3721 WO12/2980 page 169). Took leave and returned to England in June 1861 from Sydney PRO3722
ATWELL William, Private 3248 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Promoted to Sergeant. While serving in NZ, Sergeant Atwell was attached to the 40th Regiment between October and December 1863.  Discharged on the 17.7.1865 NZ PRO3729.
AUSTIN Frederick, Private 2949 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Deserted on the 16.1.1855 Ballarat Aged 21.8yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Suffolk PRO3714
BARDEN Joseph, Private 2997 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned toEngland on the 12.12.1863 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3727.
BARROW John, Private 1654 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Deserted on the 21.3.1859 Sydney Aged 38.6yrs, 5’6”; fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; enlisted 24.3.1842, Blackburne; Cotton spinner; born Walton Lidal Lancashire; Remarks - marks on arms.Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. PRO3729BERRY James, Private 2793 Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Discharged on the 11.3.1862 in Sydney PRO3722
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted 13.1.1855 in Ballarat Aged 22.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; brass founder; born Tyrone. PRO3715
John’s twin brother, James, was also in the 12th Regiment.
BIRD William, Private 3261
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Purchased his discharge for £20 on the 31st December 1856Hobart PRO3716 Labourer, enlisted 16.3.1853.
BOURNE James, Drummer 3087
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Promoted to Private. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731.
 BOYLE Felix, Private 3280
Died from wounds received at Eureka (KIA) on the 10.1.1855 Ballarat.
Private (3280) Felix Boyle, born Fermanagh Ireland, trade of carpenter, enlisted originally with the 10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment and served with that regiment for fourteen years, mainly campaigning in India. For this service he received the Sutlej campaign medal (1845-46) with the bar Sabraon and the Punjab campaign medal (1848-49) with the bars Mooltan and Goojerat. He was discharged from the 10th Regiment with a military pension. On returning to Ireland, he re-enlisted on the 26th August 1852 with the 12th Regiment that was stationed and recruiting in Belfast. He departed on the troopship Empress Eugenie and disembarked at Melbourne on the 6th November 1854. Boyle was aged thirty-two at time of death on the 10th January 1855 PRO3714
BRADLEY Bartholomew. H., Private 3034
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Deserted on the 10.1.1855 Ballarat, labourer, enlisted 12.1.1852 at Cork PRO3714.
BRAGG William, Private 1010
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716.
BROKER Benjamin, Private 2924
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Discharged on the 5.3.1862 Sydney PRO3724 Enlisted on the 1.3.1851.
BROWN George, Private 3157
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 2.10.1855 Melbourne Aged 19yrs, 5’5”, fair complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted Taunton; labourer; born Somerset; PRO3715.
BRYANT George, Private 3294
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Died on the 8.7.1856 Hobart PRO3716 labourer, enlisted 26.9.1853 Somerse
BUTWELL William, Private 3307
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Wounded at Eureka Transferred on the 1.12.1855 to the 40th Regiment while still posted at Ballarat and prior to the Regiment leaving Victoria (PRO3715).
CAMPBELL Charles, Private 3268
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Campbell was made prisoner after desertion in December 1863. The Army may have made him see sense for he took discharge on the 1st January 1864 at Sydney PRO3727.
CANTY Andrew, Private 3035
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England and came back to Australia again on the ship Duncan Mackay in 1861. One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Died on the 1.5.1862 Yass, NSW after a long illness PRO3724. Enlisted on the 15.1.1852
CANTY Timothy, Private 3348
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 17.8.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted on the 16.8.1853
CARRIGAN Joseph, Corporal 3169
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 21.8.1865 NZ PRO3729.
CARTER Samuel, Armourer as Sergeant 2620
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Died on the 21.3.1859 Sydney PRO3719 Finisher, enlisted 4.8.1846 Birmingham
CASSERLY John, Color Sergeant 1512
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 1865 Sydney
CHAMBERLAIN Charles, Sergeant 2981
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Chamberlain had been demoted from Sergeant to Private upon disembarkation in Melbourne 1854 and was posted to Ballarat during Eureka. He was stationed in Fremantle where he was promoted to Corporal on the 1st June 1857(PRO3718). He was appointed Hospital Sergeant between October and December 1857. Discharged on the 1863 Perth PRO3725.
COLLINS Josiah, Private 3152
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England and came back on a second tour of duty to Sydney on the ship Duncan Mackay in 1861 Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 12.6.1865 NZ PRO3729 Enlisted 13.2.1852
COLVIN William, Corporal 2767
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 5.1.1855 in Melbourne PRO3714 Enlisted 22.8.1849 Fermanough
COOMBS Richard, Private 1151
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 19.6.1859 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3719.
CORNISH Robert, Private 3052
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 27.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer 30.8.1852 Somerset
CRESSWELL John, Private 3279 (3270)
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England in September 1865 NZ PRO372
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 16.8.1855 Ballarat Aged 19yrs, 5’5”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Westhatch, Somerset; PRO371
CRUDE Hayman, Private 3150
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 3.1.1861 from Perth as an invalid PRO3722
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 9.9.1865 NZ PRO3729 Aged 17yrs at Ballarat, enlisted 1.3.1853 in Ireland
Married Ellen Hansberry in Fremantle in October 1862. Ellen had arrived in Fremantle on the “brideship” Palestine
DAVIDSON William, Private 2566
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Discharged on the 31.1.1860 Sydney PRO3720
DAVIS Samuel, Private 930
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 26.1.1860 from Perth PRO3720
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Discharged on the 31.1.1857 Hobart PRO3716
DENNY Thomas, Private 2222
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Died on the 3.10.1856 Hobart PRO3716  labourer 16.3.1853 Cork
DONEGAN John, Private 3220
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Died on the 13.11.1858 Perth PRO3719
DONOHOE John, Private 3223
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 17.3.1864 in Sydney Aged 27.6yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes; born Blagh Galway; labourer; PRO3728
DOW James, Private 3009
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 1.1.1864 NZ PRO3727 labourer, enlisted 11.10.1852 Essex
DOWARD John, Private 3308
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Wounded at Rangariri in December 1863. Returned to England in June 1864 from NZ as an invalid PRO3727
DOWD Peter, Private 3190
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 28.11.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 Aged 23yrs labourer, enlisted 2.3.1853 Meath
DOWNS Thomas, Private 2077
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 1.3.1855 Ballarat PRO3714  labourer, enlisted 14.3.1843 Clare
DRURY John, Private 1124
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England in January 1858 from Hobart as an invalid PRO3718
DUKE John, Private 3243
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War.  Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 from NZ as an invalid PRO3731
DUTTON Frederick, Private 2925
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Promoted to Sergeant. First soldier to die in the colony of Queensland. Died on the 4.3.1862 Brisbane PRO3722 Enlisted 19.7.1851
Death of Sergeant Dutton in Queensland: Dutton had been a, Private when posted to Ballarat during Eureka in 1854. Promoted through the ranks, Sergeant (2925) Frederick Dutton served at Brisbane from January 1861 to March 1862. He died suddenly on the 4th March 1862 (PRO 3722 WO 12/2982 page 180) and the Brisbane Courier reported his military funeral on the 6th March 1862 -
The funeral of Sergeant Dutton, late of the detachment of the 12th Regiment stationed here, took place yesterday afternoon. The deceased, who was 33 years of age, had been suffering for some time from a complaint on the lungs, and his death, which took place on Tuesday evening last, was somewhat sudden. The funeral was the first of the kind which has taken place here, and hence attracted much attention, a large number of the inhabitants accompanying the cortege to the cemetery.
The procession left the Barracks about five o'clock, and consisted of the officers and men of the detachment, the Volunteer Band, a few members of the Volunteer force and a number of the police. The female relatives and friends of the deceased were also present. The funeral service was read by the Rev. G. Bliss, and procession formed afterwards in the following order - the comrades of the deceased came first, in double file, with arms reversed; next followed the Volunteer Band playing 'Dead March in Saul'; then the Volunteers and police, and lastly the hearse.
In this order the procession moved towards the burial ground, accompanied by a large number of citizens, the band playing at intervals throughout the route. At the grave, and at the conclusion of the burial service, three volleys were fired over the deceased by his comrades. The scene was solemn and imposing throughout.”
A letter from Captain Seymour appears in another column thanking the Volunteer Band and others who took part in the procession -
            “It is only justice to say that the service tendered by the band was well performed and effective, and reflected the highest credit on the skill of the master and the assiduity of   the members, as this was their first appearance in public.”
EARL William, Sergeant 3172
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Sergeant William Earl married Mary Ann Dongan in Sydney in 1859. Discharged in 1864 at Sydney
EAGAN John, Private 3059
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Wounded at Eureka . Died on the 8.9.1860 Sydney PRO3721 Aged 15yrs when at Ballarat, enlisted 10.2.1852 at Athlone.
John Eagan died from "phystitis pulma" (probably a heart or lung condition) on the 8th September 1860 at Victoria Barracks Paddington Sydney NSW Australia and was interred in the Roman Catholic burial grounds.
John Eagan was the first military casualty at the Eureka gold fields Ballarat where he was shot in the leg by a miner as a detachment of the 1st Battalion entered the gold fields on the evening of the 28th November 1854 after an exhausting forced march of two days from Melbourne.
From his Death Certificate (NSW 1860 / 002463) and from the references in the Battalion's Pay Rolls and Musters (PRO3721 WO12/2980 pages 66 and 88), John was aged 21 years at the time of his death and he was single. He was born in Athlone Ireland in 1839 and enlisted as a Boy in the Regiment on the 10th February 1852 aged 13. He was a Drummer with the 1st Battalion when it arrived in Melbourne Australia in late 1854. Promoted to, Private shortly after the Eureka Rebellion, he was re-appointed Drummer in July 1859. (PRO 3719 WO12/2978 page 72)
Between 1854 and 1860 John had been on Sick Report on several occasions (February 1860) and had also been confined to cells on a couple of occasions, most notably for the month of August in 1859. John was not sent to the Maori War in July 1860, probably because of his poor health.
John Eagan, Drummer Boy of the 12th Regiment, has a gravestone in Ballarat's old cemetery. The grave itself is empty, John was never buried in this spot.
FERGUSON Adam, Private 3160
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 3.1.1862 PerthPRO3723
FINN John, Private 1369
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England in May 1861 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3722
FLYNN Patrick, Private 3101
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 21.1.1864 NZ PRO3727 labourer, enlisted 22.6.1854 Waterford
FLYNN John, Private 3032 (1332)
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Died on the 14.4.1858 Perth PRO3719
FLYNN Daniel, Sergeant 1298
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
FORSYTHE Joseph, Private 3149
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
FRENCH William, Sergeant 2865
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Wounded at Eureka. French was promoted to Sergeant. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
FULLER George, Private 2945
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Discharged on the 8.4.1863 Sydney PRO3725 Enlisted 8.4.1851
GALVIN Timothy, Private 3028
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Wounded at Eureka. Galvin was posted to Fremantle, Western Australia, from whence he returned to Sydney in March 1863.Galvin, born County Cork, aged thirty-six, died at Victoria Barracks, Sydney, on The 13th May 1863(PRO3725)
GEATES Alfred, Private 3343
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 23.8.1855 Ballarat Aged 19yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, hazel eyes; enlisted Bury, St Edmunds; labourer; born Rougham, Suffolk; PRO3715
GLADING George, Private 1006
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
GODDARD Henry, Private 2852
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Deserted on the 16.1.1855 Ballarat Aged 22.11yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born HampshirePRO3714
GRANT Robert, Private 3208
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 24th June 1855 in Sandhurst, Victoria, and a second time on the 15.6.1859 in Sydney,  Aged 19yrs in 1855, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, grey eyes; born Bethnal Green, Middlesex; PRO3719.
GRIFFIN Robert, Sergeant 2553
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 17.5.1867 NZ PRO3731 Aged 20yrs at Ballarat.
Corporal Robert Griffin re-enlisted and received a special bounty of £7. His re-enlistment states, enlisted aged 14 for ten years on the 28th April 1848 and re-enlisted aged 30 for nine years on the 28th April 1864 (PRO3727). Griffin was twenty when posted to Ballarat during Eureka
Corporal (2553) Griffin was promoted to Sergeant on the 10th June 1865(PRO3729)
GRIMSTONE Bryan Private 1194
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England in 1858 and Jan 1860 from Perth PRO3720
GRIMWOOD William, Private 1020
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England in 1858 Perth PRO3719
HADDON Charles, Private 3328
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 21.3.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 28.11.1853. Private (3328) Charles Haddon is the only soldier to have served in all three - Eureka, Lambing Flat and the 3rd Maori War.
HALL William, Private 3048
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 15.6.1855 at Sandhurst (Bendigo) labourer, enlisted 2.2.1852 Surrey PRO3715
HALL Henry, Private 1173
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 1.1.1855 Ballarat Basket Maker, enlisted 27.8.1838 Suffolk PRO3714
HALL John, Private 3295
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Died from wounds received at Eureka (KIA) on the 31.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 3.10.1853 Kilkenny, Limerick
HARDING George, Private 3259
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 30.3.1866 NZ PRO3730 Weaver, enlisted 11.4.1853 Armagh
HARE John, Private 3097
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Discharged on the 10.5.1858 Perth PRO3719
HARGRAVES Richard, Private 1531
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Discharged on the 28.2.1857 Hobart PRO3716 labourer, enlisted 30.6.1840 Burnsley
HAWTHORNE David Alexander, Private 3147
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Discharged in 1864 Sydney
HAYMAN George, Private 3309
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 11.4.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 11.10.1853
HEARN John, Private 3315
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Deserted on the 12.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlsited 18.10.1853 Cork
HOGAN Thomas, Corporal 3349
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 15.7.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 14.1.1852
HURSTWAITE John, Private 3125
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 29.7.1855 Sandhurst Aged 22yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; labourer; born MacelI, Cambridge; PRO3715
HUSBAND Thomas, Private 1326
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Deserted in January 1860 Sydney PRO3720
HUXLEY James, Private 3212
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 4.11.1858 Sydney Aged 23.7yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted 16.3.1853 Westminster, labourer; born Spitalfields Middlesex; PRO3719
HUXTABLE William, Private 3262
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 12.6.1865 NZ PRO3729 Enlisted 22.7.1853
ING (JORG) Finniess, Private 3036
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 10.6.1856 Hobart PRO3716  labourer, enlisted 28.6.1852 Canterbury
JEFFREY James, Private 3292
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Member of detachment that departed Melbourne on ship Windsorfor Fremantle in November 1855. Jeffrey drowned one year later in Perth on the 18th December 1856 PRO3717
JEWELL William, Private 3297
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 10.6.1856 Hobart PRO3716  labourer, enlisted 3.10.1853 Taunton
JONES Robert, Corporal 2926
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Discharged on the 7.3.1862 Sydney PRO3724 Enlisted 24.5.1851
KEEFE Francis, Private 3213
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Died on the 1.3.1856 Hobart PRO3715 labourer, enlisted 16.3.1853 Tipperary
KEEN Thomas, Private 2954
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Discharged on the 1.3.1863 Perth PRO3725
KING Hugh, Private 3189 (1296)
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
KNIGHTS John, Private 1018
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
LACKEY John, Private 3164
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
LANG William, Sergeant 2617
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Discharged on the 30.11.1859 Sydney PRO3720
LAWRENCE William, Sergeant 3281
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 18.3.1865 NZ PRO3727.
LEEKEY John, Private 3100
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted in Melbourne on the 31.10.1855, aged 22yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Brompton, Kent. Discharged on the 7.8.1863 Sydney PRO3727
LEONARD James, Private 1457
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Died on the 9.1.1862 Sydney PRO3722 Enlisted 26.12.1839
LUMBER William, Private 3069
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Returned to Sydneyon a second tour of duty on ship HMS Curacoa in 1860. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 15.4.1867 NZ PRO3723
LYNESS Joseph, Private 3200
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
MANNING John, Private 3221
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 16.9.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 15.5.1853
MARTIN William, Private 3117
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 10.9.1855 at Sandhurst Aged 21yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, sandy hair, light blue eyes; enlisted Clonmel; labourer; born Cashel, Tipperary; PRO3715
McARDLE John, Private 3174
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
McCORMISH Edward, Private 3179
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 30.12.1865 NZ PRO3729
McDERMOTT Thomas, Private 1350
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
McGARVER (McGarry) John, Private 2063
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Returned to England in February 1862 from Sydneyas an invalid PRO3722
McGORRIGLE Peter, Private 3330
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 29.7.1855 Sandhurst Aged 20yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born Maryborough, Queen’s County; PRO3715
McGRATH Patrick, Private 3113
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Died on the 21.1.1857 at Hobart PRO3716 labourer, enlisted 26.6.1852 Nenagh
MEDGLEY Edmund, Private 3112
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 10.9.1855 at Sandhurst Aged 21yrs, 5’7”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; enlisted Clonmel; shoemaker; born Dungarvan, Waterford; PRO3715
MELTON John, Private 3296
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Deserted on the 26.12.1861 Sydney Aged 26yrs, 5’7”, fair complexion; brown hair; grey eyes; enlisted 5.10.53 Westminster labourer; born Regsmanworth Hertfordshire. Remarks – branded with “D” twice under left arm. Scar on right hand. PRO3722
MINER Charles, Private 2810
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Discharged on the 16.6.1862 Perth PRO3725.
MOORE Jacob, Private 954
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
MORAN Michael, Sergeant 2699
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Moran was in the Regimental hospital from June to August and died on the 17th September 1856. Moran, born Ballyhohan Ireland, labourer, had enlisted on the 21st December 1848. He left a will and bequeathed his effects to his wife, Jane, who was with the Regiment (PRO3716)
MURREY Alfred, Private 3010
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 21.11.1854 at Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 7.11.1851 Somerset
NEWELL (Navell) Jermiah, Private 3360
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 26.2.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 26.6.1853
NORGROVE Richard, Corporal 3240
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Norgrove was wounded in the Battle of Rangiriri in December 1863 and later took his discharge on the 27.5.1865 NZ PRO3729.
NOWLAN (Newlan) James, Private1009
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Returned to England in January 1858 from Hobart as an invalid PRO3718.
O’DONNELL Patrick, Private 1467
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England in February 1862 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3722.
PARKER Samuel, Private 1209
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted at Ballarat on the 21.2.1855, aged 33.8yrs, 5’6”, light complexion, light hair, hazel eyes; labourer; born Charsfield, Suffolk. Discharged on the 31.1.1857 Hobart PRO3716.
PARKHOUSE John, Private 3342
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. One of seven Ballarat veterans to participate in the first Lambing Flat gold fields riot in March 1861. Discharged in 1864 Sydney
PARRY James, Private 3288
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 21.7.1855 Castlemaine Aged 19.10yrs, 5’9”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes; labourer; born West Monckton, Somerset; PRO3715
PAUL William Henry, Lieutenant
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Took leave and returned to England in January 1857 from Launceston PRO3716.
PAYNE Henry, Private 3065
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Discharged on the 13.4.1864 NZ PRO3727 Enlisted 16.7.1852
Private Payne was the only soldier, posted to Ballarat, who also claimed a remittance for land in New Zealand under the Naval and Military Settlers' and Volunteers Land Acts 1889, 1891 and 1892
PERCY William, Private 1190
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 19.6.1859 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3719
PINDER Michael, Private 3225
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
QUEADE William Henry, Captain
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Queade took leave in January 1858 and presumably returned to the Depot in England with Major Kempt and several invalids on the ship Derwent Water (PRO 3718). He returned to Sydney on the ship Nugget in 1860, served in the 2nd Maori War and returned to Englandin October 1860. He transferred into the 2nd Battalion in 1863 (PRO3724).
QUINN William, Private 3154
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 20.2.1855 Ballarat Aged 20yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, dark brown hair, blue eyes; weaver; PRO371
REED (Reid) John, Private 2866
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Discharged on the 16.6.1862 Perth PRO3725
REID Robert, Private 3215
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Deserted on the 21.1.1855 at Ballarat aged 21.10yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes; servant; born Tyrone. Returned to England on the 23.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
REILLY James, Sergeant 3346
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Took furlough and returned to England in April 1865 NZ PRO3729
REYNOLDS Samuel, Private 3183
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 4.7.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 2.3.1853
SARGEANT John, Private 2784
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 26.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 17.10.1849 Suffolk
SHANAHAN Garret, Private 3219
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Discharged in 1865 from Queensland
SHARKEY James, Private 3244
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 17.6.1866 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 6.4.1853
SHARPE George, Private 3081
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 17.12.1855 Melbourne PRO3715 labourer, enlisted 12.4.1852 Suffolk
SHOVLIN John, Private 1142
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 2.5.1855 Ballarat aged 32yrs, 5’6”, fresh complexion, red hair, grey eyes; born St. Helens Sligo Ireland; PRO3715
SMITH Thomas, Private 3306
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Died on the 25.12.1855 Hobart PRO3715 labourer, enlisted 8.10.1853 Cork
SMITH Robert, Private 942
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 from Hobart PRO3716
SMITH John, Private 3335
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Wounded at EurekaPrivate John Smith committed a civil offence in Melbourne, was discharged and transported back to England on the 3rd December 1855(PRO3715).
SPALDING Jesse, Private 2976
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
SULLIVAN John, Private 1272
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Discharged on the 31.1.1860 in Sydney PRO3720 labourer, born Waterford
While several soldiers from the 40th Regiment were called, only one soldier from the 12th Regiment gave evidence at the Police enquiry to determine those who should be charged with high treason at Eureka. Private O’Sullivan gave evidence against a miner, named Campbell received orders to fix bayonets to charge. Saw Campbellrun from one tent to another. cannot say whether he was armed. It was inside the stockade. Was close to Captain Wise, who had fallen. Took up his ground beside him. Then returned home.
SUTCLIFF William, Private 1401
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 3.1.1861 from Perth as an invalid PRO3722.
SWATMAN George, Private 959
Arrived in Hobart on ship GloucesterApart from Assistant Surgeon Arden, Swatman was the only soldier at Ballarat off the ship Gloucester
took furlough and returned to England in October 1856 from Adelaide PRO3717
THOMPSON Henry, Private 3198
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 24.12.1865 NZ PRO3729
THOMPSON John, Hospital Sergeant 3217
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. And embarked on a second tour of duty and arrived in Sydney on the ship Duncan Mackay in 1860. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Returned to England on the 17.5.1867 NZ PRO3731
TIMMONS Henry, Private 1985
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Discharged on the 30.11.1856 Hobart PRO3716 Servant, enlisted 11.9.1846 Salop
TURNER William, Private 3023
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 1864 NZ PRO3730 Enlisted 24.11.1851
VAUGHAN Daniel, Corporal 2031
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Vaughan had embarked for the second Maori War in December 1860. Vaughan was demoted to private and returned to Sydney on the ship Henry F. Ferniein 1861. In December 1863, Vaughan was sentenced to two days in solitary confinement and spent the following month in hospital (PRO3727). He was again on Sick Report and in hospital during August 1864, and in the Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum between September and October 1864 (PRO3729).
Vaughan left Sydney on the 14th October 1864 and returned to England via Victoria with two other soldiers, Sergeant (2001) Frederick Hodgkins and Private (3057) John Barry (PRO3729)
UNDERWOOD William, Private 3306
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Returned to England on the 14.2.1863 from Sydney as an invalid PRO3724.
The Southern Cross newspaper in New Zealand, reporting on the progress of the Maori War, wrote on Tuesday 31st July 1860 under Continuing Events - Monday last -
Private William Underwood, 12th Regiment, one of the sentries at Fort Stapp last night, fell over the cliff in going to his post. In falling his rifle went off and the ball went through his hand. He is progressing favourably.
He rejoined HQ in Sydney at the end of the War and returned to England as an invalid in February 1863.
WAGSTAFF James, Private 1874
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 17.5.1867 NZ PRO3731.Private Wagstaff was the only soldier, who was at Ballarat, and was still serving in 1869.
After Ballarat, Private Wagstaff was posted to Fremantle Western Australia, where he stayed until returning with the detachment to Sydney in 1863. He performed various garrison duties in Sydneyand with the remainder of the Sydney detachment, rejoined HQ in New Zealand in November 1866 (PRO3730). After six months in New Zealand, he returned to England with the Regiment in May 1867. He took discharge on the 28th September 1869. (AJCP M973)
WALKER Andrew, Private 3216 (1293)
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Returned to England on the 3.5.1867 NZ PRO3731.
WARNER George, Private 3340
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.Deserted on the 13.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 Brick Maker , enlisted 20.12.1853 Leicester
WATERS John, Private 3142
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Deserted on the 29.8.1855 Sandhurst Aged 21yrs, 5’8”, dark complexion, dark brown hair, brown eyes; enlisted Newry; labourer; born Co Laugh; PRO3715
WATSON Robert, Private 979
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 24.3.1857 Hobart PRO3716
WEBB William, Private 3301
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Died from wounds received at Eureka (KIA) on the 5.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 6.10.1853 Hartfordshire
WEND George, Private 3209
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Deserted on the 12.12.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 Painter, enlisted  16.3.1853 Surrey
WILKINSON William, Private 3162
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 9.5.1867 NZ PRO3731 labourer, enlisted 31.1.1853 Devon
WILLIAMS H. L, Lieutenant
Arrived in Melbourne as an Ensign on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Lieutenant Williams was posted to Adelaide in June 1856. Took leave and returned to England on the 11.3.1858 from Adelaide PRO3718.
WILSON John, Private 2994
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie.  Deserted on the 2.1.1855 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 30.10.1851 Wiltshire
WRIGHT James, Private 3194
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War. Discharged on the 13.4.1865 NZ PRO3729 Enlisted 12.3.1853
WRIGHT John, Private 2935
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Empress Eugenie. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Discharged on the 6.5.1863 Sydney PRO3725 26.3.1837
YALDEN Charles, Sergeant 3322
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Fought in the 2nd Maori War. Fought in the 3rd Maori War.  Sergeant (3322) Yalden was ordered to England and left Sydney on the 7th January 1866. There he transferred into the 70th Regiment in 1866 PRO3729
YOUNG Richard, Private 3284
Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown.  Deserted on the 22.11.1854 Ballarat PRO3714 labourer, enlisted 7.8.1853 Lancaster

Below are the names of the 1/40th Suffolk Regiment who were stationed at Ballarat
 

BURGE John , . CORNELL Samuel , . JENKINS, Nehemiah

Below are the names of the 11 / 99th Miliatry Mounted Police

. BRADSHAW Thomas , .BRADSHAW John  BRUCE Brian Edward ,

 

  References::
VPRS 1189 box 140 Return of Troops serving at Ballarat Victoria. Brigade Office Melbourne 2nd October 1854
VPRS 1189 box 138 file 53C 12.781 Return of Troops quartered in Victoria on 1st January 1854.
The first reference lists the 12th and 40th soldiers. While the second describes those of the Corps of Enrolled Pensioners.
On the 1st January 1854, there were 74 rank and file Pensioners plus one Captain, 6 sergeants and two drummers.
A Pictorial History of Austraila :Rex & Thea Rientis
The Pioneer Years : R.M.Younger
References
Family Members,  Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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