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Marine Drummer John West ( c 1759......1795)

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  • Born : Circa 1759
  • Where Born : Broadwindsor, Dorset
  • Occupation : Scribbler / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26 January 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Scarborough "
  • Rank attained : Marine Drummer
  • Date of Enlistment : 26 . May. 1778
  • Where Enlisted : Plymouth
  • Date of Discharge : 4. March. 1790
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Enlistment R.N.S.W. Reg : 6. April. 1792
  • Died : 2. April 1795.
  • Where Died / Buried : Concord Sydney  2. April 1795. Old Sydney Burial Grounds  C/D
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    Mulgrave Place , Liverpool
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    History & Achievements :

    John West enlisted as a Marine a member of the 58th Plymouth Company . He was stationed on board the ship " Scarborough " and it was on this ship he left England for Australia. Upon his arrival in Sydney he served as member of Captain James Campbell's 's Company as a Drum Major . John was sent to Norfolk Island on the ship "Supply" on the 4th of March 1790. He returned to Sydney where he enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment .Following his discharge he was granted 25 acres of land at Concord . Not much more is known.
    Reference R.S.T & R.M
    History And Archives/Old Sydney Burial  Ground.
     -Inventory of Burials 1792-1820  City of Sydney Historical Program
    Researched Cathy Dunn C/D
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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