M I L I T A R Y N E W S
The Illustrated London News
JAN. 21, 1860 p59
Sergeant Edward Connors, of the
first battalion of the 10th Foot, was on Saturday last presented by the
of his regiment with a handsome silver watch and chain, "as a mark of their esteem of his good and gallant conduct during a period
of twenty-two years in the regiment." The sergeant served throughout the Sutlej and Punjab campaigns and Indian mutiny, and was twice
severely wounded. He wears four medals and three clasps.
James Martin, gunner, Marine
Artillery, has been sentenced by a Court-martial to be hanged at the
striking Lieutenant Daly, R.M., while in the execution of his duty. Another gunner, named John Dillon, has been sentenced,
for assaulting the same officer, to receive fifty lashes, be imprisoned two years, and lose all pay.
Captain McDonnell, 4th Dragoon Guards, has been appointed an extra Aide-de-Camp to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
FEB. 25, 1860 p171
FLOGGING IN THE ARMY:
On Friday morning [last week] at an early hour, Private Bescroft, of the second battalion of Grenadier Guards, now in garrison duty at Windsor,
received pursuant to his sentence, fifty lashes, in the barrack square, and in the presence of the whole regiment. He was also sentenced to 165 days'
imprisonment. The man bears an exceedingly bad character in the regiment.
Illustrated London News 1860 Index:
Updated June 25th 2003