Thomas Harp enlisted in the Royal
Marines as part of the 5th Portsmouth Company. He served
part of the convict guard on board
the ship "Alexander " prior to its departure from
England. John sailed with the ship to Port Jackson and
arrived as part of the first Fleet.
On July 23 1790 he and two others
Marine WILKINS John, Marine . John BATES . and Midshipmen John Ferguson
Sirius were in a boat in Port Jackson that was attacked by a
Whale and sank .Thomas Harp, John Bates and John Ferguson all drowned while
John Wilkins was spared.
Military records ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church
Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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short Historical value only,