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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private William Morris

From Court Martial Records from the 1840s

Private William Morris

G.O. Headquarters: Fort St. George, 3rd March 1840. General Court Martial held at Fort St. George on Thursday 27th February, 1840, on 191 Private William Morris in Number Six, or Captain Thomas Gibsonís Company.

First Charge: At Poonamalle absented himself from Depot of his Regiment without leave.
Second Charge: Disgraceful conduct. A Madras stolen from shop of Ven kaka Cheullum Chitty, Clothes Merchant, three silk handkerchiefs value seven Companyís Rupees.
Third Charge: Being found deficient of following articles of his regimental clothing and necessaries, 1 regimental coatee, 3 white jackets, 2 pairs white cloth trousers, and his bedding.

Sentence: 6 months imprisonment, 3 of which in solitary confinement; and put under stoppages not exceeding two thirds of his daily pay. 2nd, 4th and 6th months to be solitary imprisonment.

 

 

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