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New Australian member

Hi all,

Just joined hoping to connect with fellow researchers. Some of my ancestors came to Australia from England in the mid 1800's as paying immigrants. One in particular has a bit of a secretive past, and was a family outcast. I have posted details on the Wanted Names under Bretherton.
My ancestor spent time in Versailles, France in the late 1830's, and his death records state that he served time as a "Lifeguard". If anyone can offer information on what that term means exactly and how I could locate any records of enlistment, service or discharge I would be incredibly grateful.

Thanks and hope you all have a good New Year, especially for your family research!:)

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