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Royal New South Wales Veteran Corps 1813-1813
recommended Disbandment 1817 Official Disbandment  24th of September 1822,  Raised Again   1826 - 1833
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The Regiments
Known As (nickname)............................................None Given
Facings....................................................................DARK BLUE
Braided Lace...........................................................Not Worn
Service in Austarlia ...............................................Sydney , Bathurst , Newcastle , Tasmainia ,
 
Surnames of the Royal New South Wales Veteran Regiments Soldiers who stayed
Some Insight in to the Royal New South Wales Veterans Land Grants and their stay Sydney
Some Insight in to the Royal New South Wales Veterans in Tasmania
 
The Royal New South Wales Veteran Regiment was formed in Australia and comprised those soldiers who
had become ,in their words,Veterans. Many soldiers transferred or were recruited from Regiments such as the 102nd Regiment (New South Wales Corps), 46th regiment, and several regiments whose soldiers were too old too serve to the best of their capacity. The Regiments main role was to serve at fixed Guard posts, supervision of convicts and some Government duties. Governor Macquarie seeing that the Regiment was by, 1817, unfit to carry out the duties of which it was needed to do, recommended the Regiment be disbanded. This was eventually carried out on the 24th of September 1822 when the Regiment was officially struck off the Military Register of Active Regiments. The Royal New South Wales Veteran Regiment as of this date ceased to exist.
In Britain during 1826 three companies of veterans were raised to serve in New South Wales and
Tasmania. At the completion of two years service they were allowed to take land grants and settle.
One advantage the Veteran Battalions had over other Regiments is that they could embark to Sydney with
all soldiers wives . This was unlike the 6 wives per Company (100 men) only allowed to other Regiments. The 48th Regiment however was allowed to have 12 wives per Company. Life was a lot easier for the Veteran than that of the still Regimented soldier's. The Veterans duties were made easier to accommodate their age and physical condition.
Never the less the Veteran's helped mould the country into what it is is today.
N.S.W. Veterans Company- was formed 1825, and they arrived in the colony on board the "Orpheus" in
September 1826. Accompanied by wives and children. Stationed at Windsor for 6 years ??

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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