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From: "Kevin & Jeni Palmer" <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Army records ?
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 08:37:49 +1200
pg 109 says 68th (Durham) Light Infantry 4081, SHARKEY, Henry, Loughall,
Armagh, lab, 230655, OT, 080366, F, AU
This translates to mean that Henry Sharkey was in the 68th Light Infantry,
4081 was his regimental number, Loughall, Armagh was his birthplace, lab -
labourer, 23/06/55 date of enlistment, OT - Otahuhu, place of discharge,
this is in Auckland, 08/03/66 date of discharge, F - free discharge, AU -
Australian, name of ship.
On pg 105 a summary says
The 68th, the "Faithful Durhams" were in Burma in 1863 when they were
urgently ordered to go to New Zealand, arriving early in the following year.
They suffered 39 casualties, including seven deaths, in the actions at Gate
Pa and Te Ranga in 1864. the headquarters remained at Tauranga, but part of
the regiment later served in the Wanganui area until they all left from
Auckland for England on the Percy and Ballarat in March 1866.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of MargM
Sent: Sunday, 6 July 2008 11:48 PM
Subject: [nz] Army records ?
Got a great snippet of info yesterday
Found an entry on NZ Index of persons
Discharged in New Zealand, Soldier of the Imperial Foot
Regts discharged in New Zealand 1840 - 1870 H.L. Hughes
Page No. 109
He left New Zealand at end of March 1866 for Sydney.
Should I contact the NZSG for further info ? e.g what does Page No
109 say ??
Beautiful NSW Central Coast
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