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life span was 56 years*
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Sentenced to Life
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Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 wrote:
George Forrester was convicted at Meerut, India for Insubordination - striking a superior officer, Sgt Turner of the 80th Regiment. Life sentence. Transported from Calcutta to Hobart Town, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) on the ‘Gazelle’, arriving 07/04/1848.
Had been a soldier in the 9th Regiment for 4yrs 6mths.
Native place of birth - Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Aged 25yrs; 5’11”; soldier/labourer; Roman Catholic; sallow complexion; brown curly hair; Hazel eyes; single man.
2yrs Probation at Cascades (south Hobart)
61 1/2 days gained by task work.
Assignments at Cascades, Pittwater, Bridgewater, Lindisfarn, Kangaroo Point (Bellerive), Swan Island.
Convict Changes History
Carol Axton-Thompson on 28th January, 2014 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 99 years, voyage, source: Tasmanian Archives - convicts (prev. ), firstname: George, surname: Forrester, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 1823, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime