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!! Ballina Chronicle; Feb 13, 1850 "The Army"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, February 13, 1850 THE ARMY Lieut. Moore, Depot Paymaster, and Ensign Lidwell, Depot Adjutant, 19th, will
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, February 13, 1850

      THE ARMY
      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
      Dragoons.
      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
      Tilbury Fort.
      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
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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