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Offline ShaunJ

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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 09:57 BST (UK) »
This one may be of interest: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8789415

Served in 73rd and 102nd. The 102nd regiment was the New South Wales Corps
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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 10:01 BST (UK) »
Here we go! Discharge papers for John Robinson born Putney circa 1770, served with the 102nd and 73rd, discharge approved in Ceylon in 1817

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F0855%2F052%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F855%2F681989

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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 13:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information Shaun but when I try and review, it wants me to subscribe to Find My Past. Any way you could copy and forward?
Neville


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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 14:14 BST (UK) »
I've since discovered that another researcher had found those discharge papers 6 years ago and uploaded the first page to a public tree on Ancestry, along with other documents:  https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/20116973/person/28896162361/media/cd5e5635-4c7b-45de-ace5-6184f8c95844
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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 22 September 21 23:57 BST (UK) »
The Musters, monthly Payrolls and quite often other relevant documents for the foot regiments 1787 - 1871ish with duty tours to the British colonies in Australia are a significant part of the Australian Joint Copy Project dating from the 1940s, copies held at Kew in England, Canberra in the ACT, and in New Zealand too.    BUT .... better still,  the National Library of Australia has DIGITISED all those reels, and they are freely available to view ONLINE via Trove - no, not in the popular newspaper section, which is only a very small part of trove (there's 10 'Categories').  They are in the Diaries, letters & archives section...

https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/category/correspondence?keyword=102nd%20regiment

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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 23 September 21 03:40 BST (UK) »
That is some great information on John and his military service. Only remaining issue is what happened to his wife over that period. Thanks Shaun.

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Re: The wandering soldier - John Robinson
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 23 September 21 03:47 BST (UK) »
One of the images on the family tree site referred by Shaun was the petition for land which I had struggled to decipher. This is the complete transcript.