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Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« on: Saturday 06 July 13 07:25 BST (UK) »
Hello, I am looking for information about pvt Thomas Brooks of the 65th Regiment, in particular, any information from when he enlisted and when he left.
Details I have of him are listed below. In addition to this, I can say he married Mary Sweeny (or Sweeney) originally from Cork, and that he died in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1865.
Any help is very much appreciated.

Regimental Number:  2824
Rank:  Pte
Surname :  BROOKS
First name: Thomas
Date of Enlistment :  23/01/51
Place of Discharge :  NP = New Plymouth
Date of Discharge:  17/01/63
Type of Discharge:  C = Completion of Engagement
Ship :  TB = True Briton

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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 July 13 08:20 BST (UK) »
There is a history of the 65th Regiment of Foot in New Zealand here:
http://hicketypip.tripod.com/history.htm

As your chap was a private, I doubt if much information about him survives?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 July 13 08:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that. Yes, I doubt there would be much information about, but am hoping maybe someone will have some access or know how to access records of his recruitment. Even to find out where he was from would be a bonus!


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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 July 13 09:18 BST (UK) »
Have you tried FindMyPast?
You can buy credits to look up their sources:

1861Worldwide Army List (10 Private Thomas Brooks on there)
British Army Service Records (would help if you knew roughly when he was born; 26 records found!)
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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 July 13 09:23 BST (UK) »
Have just found his National Archives reference number on findmypast: WO12/8865.

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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 July 21 00:29 BST (UK) »
I have found lots of info here https://trove.nla.gov.au/search?keyword=65th%20Regiment%20of%20Foot
Includes muster lists, discharge information and so forth. Free digital

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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #6 on: Monday 26 July 21 00:39 BST (UK) »
HELLO AGAIN.

Does anyone know a pathway to locate enlistment papers for members of the 65th Regiment. By sighting the enlistment papers I am hoping to discover my ancestor William Brooks's (2849) date of birth and his parent/s names. Family information handed down has proved incorrect. William enlisted  25th Jan 1851.

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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 04 September 21 23:43 BST (UK) »
Hello,

An enquiry regarding William Brooks resulted in the following response. A copy of the original is available by emailing Puke ariki.
Anne Eddy

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BROOKS, Thomas


Private 65th Regt

Discharge date: 7-Jan-63

Limited engagement term

Town discharged: New Plymouth

Reason for discharge: Intends settling in Taranaki

Character: Good

Discharge Certificate: 07-Feb-63 - Captain Gresson - 09-Feb-63

Notes: Two Good Conduct Badges.

Died 25 Dec 1865. Deceased left a will, all to his wife.

Anne Eddy







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Re: Thomas Brooks 65th Regiment look-up request
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 September 21 00:00 BST (UK) »
Hi Koria,
 Thanks for that information. I will try and get hold of Puke Ariki and see what they can send digitally.