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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
John Hill Bircb was born at Dungannon, County Tyrone, [[Ireland]] in July 1833.<ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref>
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Private John Birch (#3311) in the 12th Regiment on board the [[Camperdown]] in 1854. Formerly a painter from Herefordshire, [[England]], he was in a small detachment posted to [[Castlemaine]] early in 1855. In September 1855 he was arrested and charged with ‘robbery in company’, after he and two women had forcibly stolen a watch and chain and several pound notes from a miner named Aaron Garlick at a sly-grog tent at Barkers Creek. John Birch was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months hard labour on the roads, with the women receiving three months in Castlemaine gaol. Muster rolls for the 12th Regiment show that he was ‘in custody of civil power’ during 1856, but he must eventually have returned to duty, as he was posted to New Zealand in 1860, along with Private James Birch (brother of John Hall Birch), and seems to have been just as big a troublemaker.<ref>Birch, Bill, ''John Hill Birch: Eureka veteran'', unpublished research emailed to Eurekapedia, 01 April 2013. Records searched include AJCP WO 12 (State Library of Victoria and Mitchell Library, Sydney). Muster rolls for First Battalion, 12th Regiment. VPRS 30/P0/unit 47, case 2-134-4: Briefs of court cases Castlemaine.</ref>
 
 
was a private in the 12th Regiment. <ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref> His twin Brother, James Birch, also enlisted with the 12th Regiment at Belfast in April 1854.<ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref>
 
  
Birch died aged 67 at the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum  in July 1900. <ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref>
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There were several ‘John Birch’s’ around the mid 1850s who left records. There were two John Birchs in the 12th Regiment at Ballarat in December 1854. The other one is [[John Hill Birch]].<ref>Birch, Bill, ''John Hill Birch: Eureka veteran'', unpublished research emailed to Eurekapedia, 01 April 2013.</ref>
  
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
 
==Goldfields Involvement, 1854==
  
John Bircb was a private in the 12th Regiment. <ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref> Birch arrived in Ballarat from Melbourne on 21 October 1854. He deserted from the 12th Regiment on 12 January 1855. <ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref>
 
  
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==
 
==Post 1854 Experiences==
 
After John birch deserted from teh Military he may have gone under the name Jahn Hill. Birch arrived in Ballarat from Melbourne on 21 October 1854. He deserted from the 12th Regiment on 12 January 1855. <ref>http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_birch.htm, viewed 29 March 2013.</ref>
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
==Further Reading==
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[[John Hill Birch]]
  
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
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[[Military]]
  
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==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_list.htm
 
  
 
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Background

Private John Birch (#3311) in the 12th Regiment on board the Camperdown in 1854. Formerly a painter from Herefordshire, England, he was in a small detachment posted to Castlemaine early in 1855. In September 1855 he was arrested and charged with ‘robbery in company’, after he and two women had forcibly stolen a watch and chain and several pound notes from a miner named Aaron Garlick at a sly-grog tent at Barkers Creek. John Birch was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months hard labour on the roads, with the women receiving three months in Castlemaine gaol. Muster rolls for the 12th Regiment show that he was ‘in custody of civil power’ during 1856, but he must eventually have returned to duty, as he was posted to New Zealand in 1860, along with Private James Birch (brother of John Hall Birch), and seems to have been just as big a troublemaker.[1]

There were several ‘John Birch’s’ around the mid 1850s who left records. There were two John Birchs in the 12th Regiment at Ballarat in December 1854. The other one is John Hill Birch.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences

See also

John Hill Birch

Military

Further Reading

References

  1. Birch, Bill, John Hill Birch: Eureka veteran, unpublished research emailed to Eurekapedia, 01 April 2013. Records searched include AJCP WO 12 (State Library of Victoria and Mitchell Library, Sydney). Muster rolls for First Battalion, 12th Regiment. VPRS 30/P0/unit 47, case 2-134-4: Briefs of court cases Castlemaine.
  2. Birch, Bill, John Hill Birch: Eureka veteran, unpublished research emailed to Eurekapedia, 01 April 2013.

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