Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, February 13, 1850
Lieut. Moore, Depot Paymaster, and Ensign Lidwell, Depot Adjutant, 19th,
will resign their appointments next month and will embark in April for Canada.
Lieuts. Ellerman and Ashworth are on passage from Canada; the former succeeds
Lieut. Moore as Depot Paymaster, and the latter Ensign Lidwell as Depot
Adjutant. Lieutenant Moore will shortly succeed to a company, by purchase.
Quartermaster Dunbar succeeds to the Paymastership of the 74th Highlanders,
vice Lambert who retires.
Capt. Smyth, 57th, was entertained to a farewell dinner by all his brother
officers of the regiment at Enniskillen, on the occasion of his leaving for
Ennis, to assume the duties of District Staff Officer of Pensioners.
Capt. Hicks, 41st, Cork, is on leave of absence, preparatory to retiring
from the service, and it is said taking to the stage professionally, for pure
love of the Dramatic muse.
The 57th are to remain at Enniskillen, and the 74th at Limerick this year.
For the piece of plate, to the Duke of Richmond, £870 is subscribed by the
Pensioner officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates on pension.
Private Foway, 20th, was killed by his comrade, Richardson, in a quarrel
about a female in London, Upper Canada, last month. The offender is committed on
a verdict of wilful murder.
George Byrane, a private of the 89th, was found drowned at Banagher, on
Friday, where he had fallen off the bridge.
The following is the strength of the Army in Ireland for February: - 10
Dragoon Regiments, 3,300; 2 Troops of Royal Horse Artillery, and 10 Battalion
Companies of Artillery, 1,190; 24 Regiments of Infantry, 10 Depots of Infantry,
and officers of Royal Engineers, 21,200. Total Rank and File, 25,720. Together
with 12,000 Constabulary and 21,800 Enrolled Pensioners.
Three Cavalry Regiments moved from Ireland to England, viz. - The Scots'
Greys, the 8th Hussars, and 13th - to be replaced by two, the 5th and the 7th
The 13th Light Infantry, at Belfast, is the Regt. selected to be withdrawn
from Ireland to England.
Two vessels, with pensioners for Australia, sail in the "Maria" from
The 75th Regt. arrived in good health at Umballa on the 24th Decemeber.
Lieutenant Porte, 7th, Capt. Lumsden, 34th, and Ensign Traherne, 39th, sold
out of the service on Friday.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News