Australia's Red Coat Settlers
The symbols of our country, or past, our freedom, our future. Many have laid their lives down for them, and what they represents, unfortunately more will. Respect what they mean and what they mean to those past, as well as those still to come. The Aboriginal and Torres Straight flags has been added as many served within British regiments and as Mounted Police attatched to British Regiments. As we locate these people they will be added to their own area as a mark of the utmost respect.
This is not a political site so do not use it as such it is historical only
Please note that the site contains the names of those who have passed and may offend Aboriginals and Torres Straight islanders. It is definitely not intended to do so and I hope it does not offend.
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'Australia's Redcoat Settlers'
Barrie Chapman U.G-B.A Australian History and Margaret Chapman U.G-B.A Australian History
Last revised: March 07, 2009.
Eagleby (QLD) Australia 1997-2003
At lot of our records are handed Logan and district to the for storage and for use
This Site is dedicated to the Soldier's, their Spouses and families of British Regiments who settled in Australia ( Be it Officer or General soldier)
We have included soldiers who served in Australia and settled in New Zealand
This site is not a history of the Regiments or its Battles
This Project was started by my wife and myself in January 1997
· Many Regiments arrived in Australia to carry out different duties. These included the guarding of convicts settlers, exploration, and policing the laws of England .
· The Convicts had no choice, for some it was either execution in Britain or transportation to "parts beyond the seas " ie Australia.
· The settlers came to Australia of their own free will and chose Australia as their new home.
· The Officers & the Soldiers of the Military were given no choice, they were sent where ever the British Government required them to go. Some were lucky enough to have their families accompany them, many were not so lucky. This is their site
We really can't be of much help in tracing people. This site is to record, in one place all the soldiers who settled in Australia. We rely on people to give us the details in between our own research. Once on the site, others may see a soldier and have a lot more detail on the family than we would ever get.
Research for this site began in 1997. Limited information is known about some of the men who stayed and settled. As time goes on this site will grow .
If any person visting this site can add any information no matter how small, please e-mail us and we will add it
The term REDCOAT comes from the colour of the coats being red.
The REDCOATS were first issued
to the Parliamentary New Model Army
on its formation in 1643, for the three field armies of the Earl of
Essex, Lord Manchester and Sir William Waller.
The Infantry were given the coats to distinguish them from their previous armies and the army of the King, King Charles the first. A notable regiment was the Earl of Newcastle's White Coats. And King Charles the first's Blue Coats,
The Battle of Neasby was the first time the Redcoats saw Battle. They were saved from a crushing defeat, By the Kings Army, by Oliver Cromwell's Cavalry charge of Rescue
Much of our research material is passed on to and stored at
Genealogy Search Australia
The Australian genealogy search engine and directory for world wide family history research
Naval History and Settlers by Ken Larbalestier
Ted Harris's Digger History
Claim a Convict http://www.claimaconvict.net/
British Army 1790-1856 in the Australian Penal Colonies:
Kingston on Norfolk Island & Port Arthur in Tasmania
By Derek Lovemore
I live for those that love me,
For those that know I am true
For the heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits my coming too,
For the cause that needs assistance,
For the wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do"
Jane Sinclair (nee) Hiscox. b: 25 OCT 1865
Verse written Jan 8th 1910.
second wife of William Sinclair son of James SINCLAIR Private (99th Regiment of foot)
Published with the kind permission of Barry Sinclair
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Last revised: March 07, 2009
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