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96th Regiment deaths in service
« on: December 29, 2011, 08:10:53 PM »
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BOND Thomas 1846 Private 96th Regiment Aged 41 years Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

BRYAN Michael Private 96th Regiment Aged 52 years Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

EVANS William Late Barrack Sergeant
Died 13 September 1846  Aged 53 years Member of 96th Regiment stationed Port 
Port Arthur, Tasman's Peninsula  Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

FLOWERS Robert 1845 Private H.M. 96 Regiment aged 36 years Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

GLASS James Died 5 March 1846  Private H..M. 96th Regiment aged 31 years
Late Private of HMS 96 Reg Aged 31 years Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

JAMESON John 1841 Private 96th Regiment of Foot Buried Isle of the Dead Port Arthur Tasmania

HAMPTON Mary the beloved daughter of Edward John and Mary HAMPTON Armourer Sergt HM 96 Reg who departed this life Jany 3 1848 Aged 9 years 3 months & 23 days

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 08:12:37 PM »
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Thomas Watson 96th Regiment:

 25 Feb 1842 - Sydney Gazette

Inquest - On Tuesday evening last an inquest was holden  at the Whaler's Return public-house, before W. Champ, Esq., Coroner, on view of the body of Thomas Watson, a private of the 96th regiment, who had on the preceding afternoon deliberately shot himself through the body with a pistol, on board the Tortoise  prison-ship. The ball had entered the lower part of the thorax, and, breaking one of the ribs, penetrated through the diaphragm, and went out at the back, causing immediate death. From the evidence of several witnesses who underwent examination, it appeared that the unfortunate man had for some time been labouring under mental alienation, which is supposed to have been brought on by a fright caused by a male prisoner transported In the same vessel. Verdict - Suicide, under temporary insanity.

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William Scott 96th Regiment

 12 May 1847 - Hobart Courier

 INQUEST.-On Monday an inquest was held at Mr. Clues, " The Lord Rodney," before A. B. Jones, Esq, on view of the body of William Scott, a private of the 96th Regiment, who, in crossing a plank on Sunday night, fell into the river between the berth of the Navarino and the shore. The body was recovered in twenty minutes, but life was extinct.
 Verdict, found drowned.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 08:16:36 PM »
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11 Nov 1848 - Hobart Courier
 
WRECK OF THE " GOVERNOR PHILLIP"
 
THE following is the official account of the wreck of the above vessel
 It is my painful duty to notify to you the unfortunate calamity that has befallen the Government brig Governor Phillip, while on the passage from Sydney to Hobart Town.
 I left Sydney at daybreak on the morning of Saturday 21st October, having on board 85 persons.....
Guard-Lieutenant Griffiths, 1 sergeant, 18 rank and file 96th regiment, and 2 privates 99th regiment.
Prisoners, 40. Crew - Master, two mates and 12 seamen.....
 It is proper I should add that the chief officer and Lieutenant Griffiths remained on the wreck as long as possible, when they attempted to swim to the reef, but the latter unfortunately perished within a few yards of it. I now proceed to give the names of those who were lost, vis. : -
 Lieutenant Griffiths, 96th regiment
 Privates: (All drowned)
Pearson - Matthews - Mummery - Bowles - Driscoll
Private Jones, killed by a plank.

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 08:18:00 PM »
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6 January 1849 -
 Hobart Courier

 LIEUTENANT GRIFFITHS, 96th REGT.-The following has notappeared in any Van Dieman's Land Journal :
 Extract from General Order. Head-quarters, Sydney,30th Nov., 1848. No. l56  2. His Excellency the
Major-General Commanding is desirous to record his deep regret at the loss of Lieutenant Ernest Frederick Griffiths, with six soldiers, of the 96th Regt, who were unfortunately drowned in the wreck of the brig Governor Phillip, on the 27th October last, in Bass's Straits ; and in so doing, to hold up to the admiration of the officers and troops in this command the heroic and exemplary conduct of this lamented and excellent young officer. On this fearful occasion the courage and presence of mind of Lieut. Griffiths never deserted him, they were wholly and actively devoted to the safety of the escort and convicts under his charge; knocking off the irons of the latter with his own hands; directing the escape of the passengers, the military, and prisoners, by the boats; he, finally, when almost the last person on the wreck, threw away perhaps the only chance of preserving his own life by attempting to save that
of his servant, failing in which good endeavour he leaped into the sea, and had nearly reached the shore by swimming when death overtook him. The service at large, and the 96th Regiment in particular, have sustained a severe loss in the early and disastrous death of so promising an
officer.- By command, &c. (Signed) G. C. MUNDY,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Deputy-Adjutant-General."

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Governor Phillip. Teak-built brig, 177 tons. Built at Rangoon, Burma, 1821, as the Fathalmein. Purchased by Governor Ralph Darling in 1827 for the New South Wales Government and renamed.  Following the transfer of the administration of Norfolk Island to Van Diemen’s Land, nominal ownership of the vessel passed to that colony. Captain Cobbam. Government owned vessel.  From Norfolk Island to Hobart Town with a complement of seventy-four, wrecked on a reef off Gull Island, just east of Cape Barren Island, Furneaux Group, 27 October 1848.   Holding fast and soon pounding on the rocks, the forty convicts imprisoned below immediately panicked, fearing they would be left below to drown, however they were soon released and their chains removed.  Sixteen lives lost; four convicts, seven guards, and five crew. The survivors remained on Gull Islind for a few days before moving on to Clarke Island.  Eventually, the prisoners among them were transferred to Preservation Island until PS. Kangaroo arrived to take them all on to Hobart Town.

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