Prior to 1820 Australians and British were recruited into the locally
based (Australian) military units. It is estimated that 60 Australian
born lads enlisted locally, and a further 120 convicts and migrants
enlisted in Australia. After 1820 troops were generally recruited in
England and Ireland.
An alphabetical list of almost all of
the 34,000 men and some women who served in or with the British Army in
colonial Australia, cross-referenced to other Regiments. Includes some
who served in New Zealand.
Details of these records were
prepared from the payrolls. The methodology used to extract each
soldier's name varied from record to record, unit to unit. This was
because of the variations made by paymasters in their payroll
construction. It was not possible to identify 'Australian' recruits, as
no mention is made of them in the payrolls.
Readable in Word or RTF files, can be used on and computer with a CD-ROM drive, and that can read these files.
in the British Army
Australia's first war serviceman
Early colonial armies
Boys & Girls Schools
Ethnicity and culture
Australian colonial army units
Veteran and invalid units
Military pensioner units
Van Diemonian Convict Police
New South Wales
Corps and the 102nd Regiment of Foot
The 3rd Marines
The 4th Marines
The British Army in Australia 1788-1870: Index of Personnel (book)