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list of deserters or people brought out

My maternal great grandfather is a bit of a mystery, I have several different names for him (Goldfinch, Brown ,Browne), and have been told that he changed his name to avoid being caught when he deserted from the army, another family member told me that he was brought out from the army and changed his name for other (undisclosed) reasons, I have been unable to find any of the names he went by in bmd records or censuses, the only piece of information which has been consistent in all accounts is that he was in the buffs (royal east kent regiment) and was stationed in hong kong in 1908 (my grandmother was born in hong kong in 1911, so this would fit that info).
If i could find a list of soldiers who either deserted or were brought out from that regiment at that time in hong kong then it would narrow down the search a lot, any ideas on how to get this info?

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