OWEN CULLENS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Cullens also recorded as Cullins
FORENAMES:Owen
BORN:c1840
AT:Dublin
OCCUPATION[S]:Shoemaker
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1st REGIMENT NO:168 [Recorded as 1681 in Dec 1860 General Court Martial record]
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ENLISTED:09 01 1858 Aldershot HQ aged 18 years
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HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 5"
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RANK:1858-1864: Private
Private 1868
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COURT MARTIALS:[1] On 09 04 1859 at Birmingham for being asleep on sentry.
Sentenced 168 days HL. 56 days remitted.
[2] General Court Martial at Dublin on 04 10 1860
Charges:
For having at Dublin on or about the 21st September 1860, used violent language towards his Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. G.A. Brown, 4th Light Dragoons, when a prisoner in the Regimental Orderly Room, in having said to the said Lt. Col. Brown, on his awarding him 48 hours cells, `I'll not do it, I'll see you____ first,' such conduct being insubordinate, outrageous and subversive of good order and military discipline.
To which charge the prisoner pleaded guilty.
Opinion: The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence before it, together with the prisoner having nothing to say in his defence, is of opinion that he, the prisoner, No. 168 Private Owen Cullens, of the 4th Light Dragoons, 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 having received evidence of his previous convictions and of his general bad character, do now sentence him, the prisoner, No. 168 Private Owen Cullens of the 4th Light Dragoons, to suffer Penal Servitude for a term of four [4] years.
The Judge Advocate General humbly submitted to Her Majesty to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court.
15 11 1860, Horse Guards:
...`I have to acquaint you that Her Majesty was pleased to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court. Her Majesty was further pleased graciously to commute the sentence awarded by the Court to imprisonment with Hard Labor for two years and has commanded that such imprisonment be carried into effect...'
[3] General Court Martial at Athlone on 21 12 1860
Charges:
First: For having when confined in the Military Prison in Athlone, on or about the 25th Nov 1860, struck with a pint tinpot on the thigh of Staff Assistant Surgeon T. F. Shortt, 12th Depöt Bat[talio]n, the M/O on duty at the Prison, he the said Staff Assistant Surgeon T. F. Shortt, being his Senior Officer and then and there in the execution of his office.
Second: For having on or about the date and place as specified in the first charge used threatening language towards the aforesaid Staff Assistant Surgeon Shortt, his Superior Officer, in having said, `I will kill that ___, if he comes here to see me anymore,' or words to that effect.
Third: For having at the place named in the first charge on or about the 26th Nov 1860, used insolent language towards the aforesaid Staff Assistant Surgeon T. F. Shortt, his Superior Officer in having said, when asked by him if anything was the matter, `you may ask my ___,' or words to that effect, such conduct being insubordinate and subversive of good order and military discipline.
To which charges the Prisoner pleaded guilty.
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. 1681 Private Owen Cullens of the 4LD is with regard to the First Charge Guilty. With regard to the Second Charge, that he, the Prisoner, No. 1681 Private Owen Cullens of the 4LD is Guilty. With regard to the Third Charge, that he, the Prisoner, No. 1681 Private Owen Cullens of the 4LD is Guilty.
Sentence: The Court having found the Prisoner Guilty of all the charges preferred against him, which being in breach of the Articles of War, and taking into consideration his former convictions and general very Bad Character, do now sentence him, the Prisoner, No. 1681 Private Owen Cullens of the 4LD to undergo a Penal Servitude for a term of 6 years, such Penal Servitude to commence at the expiration of the imprisonment to which he has already been sentenced by Court Martial.
The Judge Advocate General humbly submitted to Her Majesty to approve and confirm the finding and sentence of the Court. ...Confirmed by the Queen on 07 02 1861.
Imprisoned in Richmond Bridewell from before 01 04 1862 to end of 3Q/1862
[4] General Court Martial at Meerut for insubordinate conduct and language, attempt to strike a Captain, and threatening language.
Tried on 29 09 1868 and sentenced to 730 days HL, BC, Ignominy.
Report received in UK on 24 11 1868
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NOTES:In civil prison, military offence, confined on 21 09 1861, penal servitude. Still in prison 3Q 1864.
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TRANSFERRED FROM:Volunteered from Dublin City militia
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/662
WO/12/665
WO/12/667-669
WO/86/10
WO/90/4
WO/91/39-40
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4th Light Dragoons Index

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