John Birch

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Background

John Hill Birch was born at Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland in July 1833.[1]

A private in the 12th Regiment. [2] his twin Brother, James Birch, also enlisted with the 12th Regiment at Belfast in April 1854.[3]

Birch died aged 67 at the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum in July 1900. [4]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

John Birch was a private in the 12th Regiment. [5] Birch arrived in Ballarat from Melbourne on 21 October 1854. He deserted from the 12th Regiment on 12 January 1855. [6]

Post 1854 Experiences

After John birch deserted from the Military he may have gone under the name John Hill. Birch arrived in Ballarat from Melbourne on 21 October 1854. He deserted from the 12th Regiment on 12 January 1855. [7]

See also

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

External links

http://www.ballaratgenealogy.org.au/art/12th_regt_list.htm



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