|SURNAME:||Akin||FORENAMES:||Charles||BORN:||.||AT:||.||OCCUPATION[S]:||.||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||698||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||29 05 1833 at Birmingham||ATTESTED:||.||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||.||RANK:||1833: Private
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||General Court martial at Chatham Barracks on 20 11 1833.
First: For deserting from the Cavalry Depot Maidstone on the 23rd October 1833 and not returning until brought back a Prisoner on the 27th of the same month.
Second: For Escaping from the ____ Guard of the Cavalry Depot at Maidstone Barracks and Deserting thereupon, on or about the 30th October 1833, when in confinement as a Prisoner, under a charge of previous [desertion] and not returning until apprehended as a Deserter on the 12th of November instant. at the Depot of the Honourable East India Co. at Brompton into which service he had enlisted.
Third: For stealing, or being accessory to the stealing of a watch, the value of two pounds ten shillings, the property of Trumpeter Henry [T]essington of the 11th Light Dragoons at Maidstone on the evening of the 29th or morning of the 30th of October 1833, and for selling the said watch at Chatham, knowing it to be stolen.
Fourth: For making away with the following articles of Regimental Clothing and Necessaries, vizt. 1 Undress Jacket, 1 pair Cloth Overalls, 1 pair of Gloves, 1 Stock, 1 Forage Cap, 1 pair of Braces.
Opinion: The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence adduced in support of the Prosecution together with the several pleas of the Prisoner as well as what he has stated in his Defence, is of opinion that he, the Prisoner, Private Charles Akin of the 4LD is Guilty of the First Charge, Guilty of the Second Charge, and Guilty of so much of the 3rd Charge as accuses him of `selling the said watch of the value of £2/10/-, the property of Trumpeter Henry [F]essington of the 11th Light Dragoons knowing it to be stolen.' But that he is Not Guilty of the remaining counts of that Charge and the Court does therefore acquit him of the same. Guilty of the 4th Charge.
Sentence: The Court having found the Prisoner Guilty of the 1st, 2nd, part of the 3rd, and the 4th Charges preferred against him which being in breach of the Articles of War does therefore sentence him, the said Prisoner, Charles Akin of the 4LD to be transported as a Felon for the term of seven years. To be put under stoppages, not exceeding two thirds of his daily pay until the sum of £2/10/-, the value of the watch he sold, and until the amount of the articles of Regimental Clothing and Necessaries deficient are made good.
The Judge Advocate General humbly submitted to His Majesty to approve and confirm so much of the Finding and Sentence of the Court as adjudges the Prisoner, Private Charles Akin to be ____ [sic] transported as a Felon for the term of seven years.
|GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED:||Prisoner at Chatham, transported for seven years 31 01 1834||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||.||BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/643
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