FREDERICK SIMS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Sims
FORENAMES:Frederick
BORN:c1838
AT:Ogburn[e] Marlboro' Wiltshire
OCCUPATION[S]:Labourer
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1st REGIMENT NO:88
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:23 12 1857 Aldershott HQ aged 19 years
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HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 5"
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RANK:1857-1861: Private
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DESERTIONS:07 10 1858 Birmingham
11 11 1859
30 10 1860 Dublin
COURT MARTIALS:[1] Court martial at Manchester on 27 04 1860 for desertion and losing necessaries.
Sentenced to 112 days HL, 50 lashes and stoppages
[2] General Court Martial at Dublin on 28 03 1861
Charges:
First: For having deserted from the 4LD at Dublin on or about the 30th Oct 1860 and for not having ret'd until brought back under escort to Dublin on or about the 16th Mar 1861.
Second: For having on or about the period of his desertion as stated in the first charge, made away with or lost through neglect the following Articles of his Regimental Clothing and Necessaries: vizt. 2 Shirts, 3 pairs of Socks, 1 pair Highlows, 1 pair Boots, 1 pair Spurs, 1 pair Drawers, 1 pair Braces, 2 Flannal Vests, 1 Forage Cap, 2 Pairs Gloves, 2 Towels, 1 Stock, 1 Knife and Fork, 1 Hair Comb, 1 Brass Brush, 1 Button Stick, 1 Hoof Picker, 1 Curry Comb, 1 Horse Brush, 1 Water Sponge, 1 Stable Jacket, 1 pair Cloth Overalls and 1 pair Leather Overalls.
To which charges the Prisoner pleaded guilty.
Opinion: The Court having maturely weighed and considered the evidence in support of the Prosecution together with the Prisoner having nothing to urge in his defence, are of opinion with regard to the First Charge that the Prisoner, No. 88 Private Frederick Sims of the 4LD is Guilty. With regard to the Second Charge, that he, the Prisoner, No. 88 Private Frederick Sims 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 general Bad Character, his being in the 2nd Class, and his former convictions, do now sentence him, the Prisoner, No. 88 Private Frederick Sims of the 4LD to be kept in Penal Servitude for a term of 4 years, further to be marked with the letter D, in accordance with the 26th Clause of the Mutiny Act; and further to be placed under stoppages until the Articles named in the Second Charge be made good, vizt. 2 Shirts, 3 pairs of Socks, 1 pair Highlows, 1 pair Boots, 1 pair Spurs, 1 pair Drawers, 1 pair Braces, 2 Flannal Vests, 1 Forage Cap, 2 Pairs Gloves, 2 Towels, 1 Stock, 1 Knife and Fork, 1 Hair Comb, 1 Brass Brush, 1 Button Stick, 1 Hoof Picker, 1 Curry Comb, 1 Horse Brush, 1 Water Sponge, 1 Stable Jacket, 1 pair Cloth Overalls and 1 pair Leather Overalls, in conformity with the 135th Article of War, and the Court do further recommend that the Prisoner be discharged with ignominy from Her Majesty's service.
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 29 04 1861.
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CHARACTER:Very Bad. Service after age 18 years forfeited
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TRANSFERRED FROM:Volunteered from Wiltshire Militia
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DISCHARGED WITH IGNOMINY:14 05 1861 Dublin
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TNA SOURCES: WO/12/662-666
WO/86/11
WO/91/40
WO/25/3869
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