22nd June 2021

Uniform Button

28th Regiment of Foot, (North Gloucestershire)

Courtesy of Cultman Collectables. This is similar to Cossum’s example on page 65.








From 1835 the regiment sailed with convict ships to Australia to serve as garrison troops. The headquarters were in Parramatta, but they were also sent around NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Many of the troop took the opportunity to settle in Australia when the regiment was  transferred to India in 1842. Three of the ships carrying them to Bombay ran aground, taking 6 days to get free.

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW), 16th June 1842 page 2.

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : Lieutenant J. J. Peters, 28th Regiment, 1840.