GEORGE GOODEY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Goodey also recorded as Goody
FORENAMES:George
BORN:c1836
AT:London
OCCUPATION[S]:Labourer
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
SIBLINGS:.
OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:.
1st REGIMENT NO:1985
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:07 05 1855 London aged 19 years
ATTESTED:.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 7 [1]/8"
TROOP NO:.
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK:1855: Private
1860-1861: Private
1863-1864: Private
1866: Private
PROMOTIONS:.
REDUCTIONS: .
DESERTIONS:28 11 1866 Newcastle
COURT MARTIALS:[1] On 27 06 1860 at Manchester for desertion and losing necessaries
Sentenced to 112 days HL, `D' and stoppages
[2] On 09 11 1860 at Dublin for breaking out of barracks &c
Sentenced to 2 years HL and stoppages. 365 days HL remitted
Tried on 27 02 1861 and sentenced to penal servitude
[3] General Court Martial at Athlone on 21 12 1860
Charges:
First: For having when a prisoner on a General Parade at Portobello Barracks, Dublin, on or about the 19th Nov 1860, after the promulgation of his Court Martial, struck with his clenched fist on the breast [when handcuffed] Sergeant Arthur Cowperthwaite of the 4LD he, the said Sergeant Arthur Cowperthwaite being his Superior 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] made use of abusive language to the officers of the 4LD when on the aforesaid General Parade, in having said, `You are a set of ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ I would beat the ___ first if I hadn't these handcuffs on.'
Third: For having when confined in the Military Prison at Athlone on or about the 20th Nov 1860, struck with his clenched fist on the arm of Staff Surgeon Montgomery of the 12th Depöt Battalion, the M/O on duty at the Prison, to the said Staff Surgeon Montgomery being his Superior Officer, and then and there in the execution of his office.
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, with regard to the First Charge that the Prisoner, No. 1985 Private George Goodey of the 4LD is Guilty. With regard to the Second Charge, that he, the Prisoner, No. 1985, Private George Goodey of the 4LD is Guilty. With regard to the Third Charge, that he, the Prisoner, No. 1985, Private George Goodey 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. 1985, Private George Goodey of the 4LD to undergo a Penal Servitude for a term of 10 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
GIVEN UP TO:.
NOTES:In civil prison, miltiary offence, first confined 02 11 1860, penal servitude
2Q 1866: Note: `This man's name has not appeared in the Pay List for several years in consequence of his being sentenced to penal servitude for 10 years. He was released on 24 06 [1866], the remainder of his punishment being remitted.'
GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:.
EMBARKATIONS:.
DISEMBARKATIONS: .
CAMPAIGNS:.
OTHER DUTIES:.
TRANSFERRED FROM:.
TRANSFERRED TO:.
DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:.
ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:.
MEDICAL REASON:.
PENSION DISTRICT:.
NOTES:.
DISCHARGED BY PURCHASE:.
FREE DISCHARGE:.
DISCHARGED ON REDUCTION:.
DISCHARGED WITH IGNOMINY:.
DISCHARGED UNFIT:.
COMPLETED LIMITED SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:.
DIED:.
BURIED:.
WILL:.
BENEFICIARY:.
NEXT OF KIN:.
PRIZE MONEY:.
NOTES:.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/660
WO/12/665
WO/12/668-669
WO/12/671
WO/86/11
WO/91/40
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES:.
LINKS:.


4th Light Dragoons Index

../w-icons/cavalrysword.gif