THOMAS CROSSAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Crossan also recorded as Crosson
FORENAMES:Thomas
BORN:c1840
AT:Birmingham
OCCUPATION[S]:Candlestickmaker
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1st REGIMENT NO:127
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:07 01 1858 Aldershot HQ aged 18 years
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HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 5"
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RANK:1858: Private
1860-1864: Private
1867: Private
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DESERTIONS:07 06 1860
COURT MARTIALS:[1] On 24 01 1861 at Dublin for desertion and losing necessaries.
Sentenced to 84 days HL, `D' and stoppages
[2] On 02 09 1862 at Curragh Camp for using threatening language to superior officer.
Sentenced to 112 days HL and 50 lashes
[3] General Court Martial at Newbridge on 10 01 1863
Charges:
First: For conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in having at the Camp Curragh on or about the 8th day of September 1862, when a Prisoner on a General Parade for the purpose of hearing the promulgation of a DCM used threatening and abusive language towards Troop Sergeant Major James Long, his Superior Officer, in saying, `I am suffering this for you but I will have satisfaction, if you will only stand in front of me for a couple of rounds, I would not mind another fifty, but look out when I have done my bit of punishment.'
Opinion: The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence in support of the Prosecution together with what the Prisoner has urged in his defence, are of opinion that the Prisoner, No. 127 Private Thomas Crosson of the 4th Hussars is Guilty of the charge preferred against him.
Sentence: The Court having found the Prisoner Guilty of the charge preferred against him, which being in breach of the Articles of War, and taking into consideration his general very Bad Character, his former convictions, and his being in the Second Class, do now sentence him, the Prisoner, No. 127 Private Thomas Crosson, of the 4th Hussars to be kept in Penal Servitude for a period of 1344 days.
The Judge Advocate General humbly submitted to Her Majesty to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
The Judge Advocate General humbly submitted that Her Majesty should be pleased to Order the Court to revise their sentence in as much as a conviction for the offence set forth in the Charge did not render the Prisoner liable to the punishment of Penal Servitude.
Tried by a General Court Martial held at Newbridge on the 10th Jan 1863 when Her Majesty was pleased to command that the Court should be ordered to reassemble and reconsider its sentence. The Court accordingly reassembled on the 13th March 1862 and came to the following revised sentence.
The Court having attentively considered the remarks with reference to their sentence and conveyed in a copy of a letter from HRH the Field Marshal commanding in chief dated Horse Guards 2nd March 1863 which is hereto attached, to now sentence him, the Prisoner, No. 127 Private Thomas Crosson, 4th Hussars to undergo a corporal punishment of 50 lashes and in addition to be imprisoned with Hard Labor for a period of 672 days. The Judge Advocate General having submitted to Her Majesty to approve and confirm the Revised Sentence of the Court
[4] On 07 06 1867 at York for absence and losing necessaries.
Sentenced to 56 days HL and stoppages.
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TRANSFERRED FROM:Volunteered from 2nd Warwick militia
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ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:26 04 1870: [Birmingham]
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PENSION DISTRICT:[1870]: Birmingham
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/662
WO/12/665
WO/12/668
WO/86/11-12
WO/86/16
WO/91/42
WO/23/62
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4th Light Dragoons Index

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