Directory for the Military Establishment – Van Diemen’s Land – 1831

MILITARY ESTABLISHMENTS

Macquarie Harbour
Oatlands
Ross Perth
St. Paul’s Plains
New Norfolk
Hamilton
Bothwell
Pittwater
Oyster Bay
Launceston
George Town
Westbury
Spring Bay
Port Arthur

LIST OF OFFICERS IN VAN DIEMEN’S LAND

Royal Veteran Company
Captain D’Arcy

17th Regiment
Captain G. J. Romney
Captain P. M’Pherson
Lieutenant A. Murray
Lieutenant J. R. Ball
Lieutenant Darley
Lieutenant Lockhart
Ensign Steele

57th Regiment
Captain Donaldson
Captain Welman
Lieutenant Shadforth
Lieutenant Ovens
Ensign Dunbar

63rd Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel Logan
Major Fairtlough
Major Douglas
Captain Baylee
Captain Paterson
Captain Briggs
Captain Wentworth
Captain Dumas
Captain Vicary
Captain Mahon
Lieutenant Gibbons
Lieutenant Dexter
Lieutenant Aubin
Lieutenant Barrow
Lieutenant Carew
Lieutenant Pedder
Lieutenant Grove
Lieutenant Croly
Ensign Pole
Ensign Champ
Ensign Stubbeman
Ensign Jones
Ensign Pratt
Adjutant Montgomery
Paymaster Forster
Quarter-master Cart
Surgeon Bohen
Assistant Surgeon Russell

GUARDS OF THE GARRISON

The Troops in Hobart Town furnish 3 Serjeants, 6 Corporals, and 45 Privates daily, as a Guard, viz.

Main or Lieutenant Governor’s Guard – consists of 1 Serjeant, 2 Corporals, and 15 Privates, which furnishes 1 sentry over the Governor’s Gate, 1 at the Treasurer’s Office, 1 on the Commissariat Office, 1 on the Bonded Store, and 1 on the Ordnance Store.

Gaol – is guarded by 1 Corporal and 9 Privates, who furnish 3 loaded sentries in the interior of the Gaol.

Chain Gang Guard – consists of 1 Serjeant and 9 Privates, which furnish 3 sentries over the Gang by day, and 2 over their Barrack by night; the other sentry by night is placed over the Treasurer’s Office, making two by night.

Mulgrave Battery – is guarded by one Corporal and 3 Privates, furnishing a sentry over the MagaZille.

The Main Barrack —is guarded by one Serjeant and 1 Corporal, furnishing 2 sentries for the prevention of Soldiers going out after hours.

Total Number of Troops
3 Field Officers.
12 Captains.
23 Lieutenants and Ensigns.
5 Staff Officers.
50 Serjeants.
50 Corporals.
6 Drummers.
945 Privates.

Town Adjutant
Lieutenant Lane.

Barrack Master
Colonial Aide-de-Camp, Charles Arthur.

Major Commanding in the Interior
Major Douglass, 63d Regiment.

Source: The Van Diemen’s Land Almanack 1831; Hobart Town; Edited and Printed by Henry Melville, Colonial Times Newspaper Office

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