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Ralph Bagnall (?–1794)

Ralph Bagnall was a marine in the 51st (Plymouth) Company when he landed in Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Sirius as part of the First Fleet. He served at Port Jackson in Captain James Meredith's company. He was promoted to corporal and returned to England aboard the Gorgon in December 1791, landing at Plymouth on 29 June 1792.

A marine of his name served as part of the complement of HMS Termagant in 1785 and 86. He was embarked on Nautilus on 19 January 1793. He was sent to hospital at Port Royal, Jamaica, where he died on 5 May 1794.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 15

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