Jun 3View SourceHello,This is likely to be your man located in Army Deserters 1828-1840 on Findmypasthttp://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/other-records/army-deserters/results?event=O&recordCount=-1&route=X&forenames=William&includeForenamesVariants=true&surname=Alcock&includeSurnameVariants=false&otherDataSet=136:4&eventYear=1830&eventYearTolerance=2FMP is a pay service but using the option to purchase small blocks of credits cost can be kept quite low.Findmypast.co.uk registers of convicts in prison hulks 1818-1831 (ADM6), after-trial calendars of prisoners 1855-1931 (CRIM 9) are other items that may well be your man, possibly relating to the time between the Court Martial finding and transportation.As to the other parts of your question the first thing to bear in mind is that by the Act of Union of 1801 establishing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland the question of whether he was a British or Irish soldier is redundant. There is a single British Army of which he would have been a member. Furthermore, to be stationed in Ireland in this period is no different than being stationed at any of the other barracks/stations in the United Kingdom.I'm not sure what you mean when you ask if he lived in Ireland. He will have of course during the time he was stationed there.Regards,Donnacha
From: Hec <heca@...>
Sent: Monday, June 3, 2013 6:42:57 PM
Subject: [milgenire] William Alcock, Court Martial
Hello, I am new to the group and looking for a William Alcock who was sentenced at a court martial 23/7/1827 at Newbridge Co Kildare. The offence was desertion and he was sentenced to 7 years transportation to Australia. He arrived in Sydney 1828.I believe he was born in Staffordshire UK about 1802
I am aware that the 4th Light Dragoons were active at this time but cannot find any link to him in this unit.
I have no other information.
Is there information on the court martial?
Was he a British or Irish soldier?
Did he live in Ireland?
Any help would be most appreciated