Men listed as deserting from the Regiment

These men have been recorded as deserters from the Regiment in which they served. There is more than a strong possibility these men eventually settled. We have included them as they received a description etc. this list may be of help to their descendants. Today ,we understand why these men deserted, in many cases they were treated worse than the convicts. We have listed some in their Regiment , however in many cases the regiment did not directly record them.

Part of the punishment if caught was to be branded on the arm with the letter “D” and a lot received this brand more than once.

Please note we can not change history what has happened, happened so do not ask for their names to be removed from this list because they are listed to honour these men as assisting in the building of our country

A , B , C , D , E , F , G, H , I , J , K , L , D M , N , O , ,P Q R , S., T, U , V, W , X, Y , Z