The British Army in Australia 1788-1870: Index of Personnel
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 190 pages
Author: J. Donohoe
Year: (1993) 2011
Other: bibliog, index
Publisher: James Donohoe
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 20,000 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.
Australians in the British Army
Australia's first war serviceman
Editor's British Army links
Early colonial armies
Death/killed in action
Ethnicity and culture
Australian colonial army units
Veteran and invalid units
Military pensioner units
Van Diemenian Convict Police
New South Wales Corps and the 102nd Regiment of Foot
The 3rd Marines
The 4th Marines
Royal Marines Light Infantry
The British Army in Australia 1788-1870: Index of Personnel (CD-ROM)
A great deal of research has gone into compiling the names and while some descendants may not be able to positively identify an ancestor from his name, regiment and where he served this book does provide a good lead of where to at least start your search. There's also some very useful information in the preceding pages. I was able to pin my ancestors down to a regiment based on other information I had and this book confirmed what I suspected. Well worth every cent, a useful and practical tool and a great addition to any family research library.