Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, December 26, 1849
From the Limerick Chronicle.
Ensign Wilson, 74th, in this garrison, has purchased a lien tenancy in the
It is said the West India colonies will be abandoned as a military station,
so as to admit of reduction of the army!
Captain Montgomery, of the 49th Regiment, died at Templemore, of fever, on
Lieut. Arkwright, King's Dragoon Guards, Captain Coster, 16th Lancers,
Captain Coke, Scots Fusilier Guards, Ensign Dodsworth, 14th, Ensign Gordon,
27th, Ensign Pigott, 46th, Lieut-Col. Bigge, 70th, Lieut. Webb, 97th and Lieut.
Addison, 3d West, sold out of the service on Wednesday.
Officers of some Cavalry regiments in Ireland are continued in drill for
two years before they are pronounced competent to be eligible for command in
Lieutenant Cochrane, 33d, is appointed Paymaster of the 73d, Lieutenant and
Paymaster Court, retiring upon half-pay, after 40 years service.
The military force in Trinidad consists of Artillery, 1 officer, 25 men;
88th of Connaught Rangers, 8 officers, 150 men; 72d Highlanders, 6 officers, 340
men; 2d W.I. Regt., 3 officers, 100 men.
The 37th at Enniskillen and the 89th at Birr shortly move to Dublin.
The War-office has deducted £200 expenses of court-marital from the
regulated value which Captain Douglas, late 16th, was to receive for his
Captain Edwards, 70th, who entered the service eleven years past, has
purchased his Majority over the head of Captain and Brevet Major Paschal, A
Peninsular and Waterloo veteran, whom Ensigncy bears date 17th March, 1812, and
who is in command of a company since 1820, that is 12 years before Major Edwards
got his Ensigncy!
Ensign Draper, 39th, has resigned his commission, to which the Serjeant
Major is promoted.
Lieutenant Oxenden, late 43d, is appointed Barrack Master in Hong Kong.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News