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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 23, 1850 THE ARMY (From the Limerick Chronicle) There were 20 paupers enlisted out of the Nenagh
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 23, 1850


      THE ARMY
      (From the Limerick Chronicle)
      There were 20 paupers enlisted out of the Nenagh workhouse into the 69th
      Regt. on Monday, and 50 out of the Roscrea workhouse.
      The barrackmastership of Stockport is vacant by the death of Captain
      Basleigh.
      An action is brought against a field officer of the 7th Hussars, by a
      peasant who was struck in mistake for a fellow who annoyed the officer whilst in
      the mall at Kilkenny.
      Capt. Butler, 27th Regt., has arrived in Dublin from Glasgow, on leave.
      Sir Joseph Thackwell is the Colonel of the 16th Lancers, gazetted 19th Nov.
      last.
      Capt. Holland, 64th, retires to half pay; Lieut. Shute obtains the vacant
      company by purchase.
      The Quartermaster Sergeant of the 46th is promoted to an Ensigncy in the
      1st West India Regt.
      Lieutenant Fenwick, King's Dragoon Guards, and Lieutenant Baldwin, Rifle
      Brigade, sold out of the service on Friday last.
      In the 9th Regt. Foot there is at present an extraordinary illustration of
      the uncertain rate of promotion in the army. Two candidates obtained commissions
      as ensigns, on the 3d and 5th April, 1846, within two days of each other; they
      have both had a step in a recent gazette; but one has become a Captain (Browne)
      and the other a Lieutenant (Skinner), both by purchase.
      Major-General Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, commanding at Portsmouth, being
      desirous of improving the habits and the moral character of the soldiers of the
      garrison, intends giving them the advantage of a course of lectures on popular
      and instructive subjects. For this purpose he has engaged the Queen's Rooms, at
      Portsea.
      The "Bombay," of 1200 tons, after landing the 26th at Gibraltar, will
      embark the 54th for Trinidad, who replace the 86th and the 88th, embark for
      Halifax, to succeed the 7th Fusileers, who return in the "Bombay" to England.
      Two Sergeants of the 4th Foot are reduced to the ranks for absence without
      leave.
      Sergeant William Watson, 81st, Hull, was presented by Lieutenant-Colonel
      Wellesly, on full parade, with a silver medal, for long and good conduct.
      Corporal Manley also received a sliver medal for long service and good conduct
      with the gratuity of £10.
      The private of the 7th Dragoons Guards , and formerly of the 16th Lancers,
      reported to have come in for £12,000 in Ireland, has been left a legacy of
      £4,000 only.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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