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Henry Clements (1761–1798)

Henry Clements (1761-1798) was a marine in the 54th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney in January 1788 aboard the Lady Penrhyn as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain Watkin Tench's company in the colony. In 1791 he did duty on the Gorgon when the ship was at Port Jackson.

On 13 April 1791 Clements enlisted in the NSW Corps. He was sent to Norfolk Island on the Reliance in January 1796, returning in April of that year on the Supply. He was buried (as Henry Clemmons) on 9 May 1798 at Sydney.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 74

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  • Clemmons, Henry

Warwickshire, England


8 May, 1798 (aged ~ 37)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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