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John PARROTT b 1833 To Crimean war from Sydney.
Posted by: Bryan (ID *****2292) Date: May 13, 2010 at 18:55:29
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Good day
I have this newspaper reference from his sister's obituary, written 1909:"...Her brother, Mr. J. Parrott, who survives her, and is at present residing at Port Hacking, was the first native-born Australian to volunteer for service in the Crimea. He left Sydney in the Miranda, under Captain Keppel, and saw service at Inkerman and Sebastopol, for which he holds two medals and clasps, together with the Turkish medal."
He was born in New Zealand actually.
Could someone enlighten me about how colonial men were recruited for this war? I cannot find anything in Australian records.
Would his record be in the UK?
Any help greatly appreciated.
New Zealand

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