Medical Orderly Hazel
was taken on by Dr. Seddall, the Detachment's Staff Assistant Surgeon. We
can only assume, at this time, that Hazel was picked by Seddall himself. It is possible that
Hazel was the one chosen out of a body of Men from the
Medical Service who volunteered to traveled with Detachment as a
Volunteer, thereby being eligible for the 30 acre free land grant to be
given for each man who completed the 6 years of service there.
Whichever the case, Hazel traveled with the
main body of the Detachment on board the Thames City and it appears that
this was not a pleasant voyage for the man.
We have a record of his time on board the Thames
City courtesy of "The Emigrant Soldier's Gazette and Cape Horn
Chronicles", a weekly newspaper, written and printed by the Men for the
Detachment on board.
The following describe Hazel's time on board the