58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot
This regiment only served in New South wales from November 1843, taking over duties from the 80th Regiment, until they were needed in New Zealand, and left to serve there from 1845-47. Those not wishing to settle in New Zealand left for ‘home’ in 1859.
99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot
The 99th (Lanarkshire) Regiment of Foot formed in 1824. It amalgamated with the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot in 1881 to form the Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire regiment).
They served in the colonies from 1842 to 1856, although from 1845-51 contingents were sent to the wars in New Zealand. Throughout 1842 and into 1843, ships of convicts arrived in Hobart under guard of the 99th . On one ship several soldiers of the 99th were involved in an attempted mutiny. Another ship was wrecked with the loss of life of around 300 persons. Detachments were also sent to Sydney, Newcastle and Morton Bay. They got into trouble in 1847, and the 11th Regiment had to be deployed to settle things down …
The Mercury (Hobart), 15th July 1939 page 10.
When they sailed for home in 1856 over 400 men stayed behind in the colonies, transferring to other units.