12th REGIMENT AT EUREKA: LIST OF SOLDIERS

Eureka Flag - BDGS Picture
Eureka Flag - BDGS Picture

List of 12th Regiment soldiers, from the Payroll AJCP 3714, who were stationed at Ballarat during Eureka.

Biographical Details of Soldiers of the 12th Regiment who were stationed at Ballarat during the Eureka Rebellion

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 ship Gloucester. 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 to England 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. PRO3729

BERRY 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

BIRCH John, Private 3242

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 1856 Hobart 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 Somerset.

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 PRO3729.

CRIDGE John, Private 3298

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; PRO3715.

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.

DALEY Martin, Private 3187

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

DAWSON Thomas Henry, Sergeant 2870

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.

EGAN 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.

It was Dorothy Wickham's research which proved that the Drummer Boy did not die at Eureka.

FERGUSON Adam, Private 3160

Arrived in Melbourne on the transport ship Camperdown. Returned to England on the 3.1.1862 Perth PRO3723

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 Hampshire; PRO3714.

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 Windsor for 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 Sydney on 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 Sydney as 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, Private 1009

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 England in 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; PRO3715

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 Eureka. Private 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 Campbell run 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 Gloucester. Apart 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. Fernie in 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 Sydney and 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

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