!! Ballina Chronicle; March 27, 1850 "The Army"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, March 27, 1850
(From the Limerick Chronicle)
The eldest son of Col. the Hon. Richard Fitzgibbon has entered the army, with the commission of Cornet, in the 8th Royal Irish Hussars, ordered to Brighton.
Captain Blair's company 2d Buffs left Limerick on Monday for Gort.
The 1st division of the 2d Battalion Royals arrive in this city from Dublin on the 1st April.
The 68th Light Infantry are on their march from Galway to take up the station of the 74th at Clare Castle and Kilrush.
The 7th Dragoon Guards embark at Liverpool for Dublin on the 3d April.
Capt. Sulivan's troop Scot's Greys has left Castlebar for Longford.
Sergeant Fenton, 13th Light Infantry, Belfast, author of "military lays," is reduced to the ranks for disrespect to a Color Sergeant.
Field Marshal Lord Beresford is entitled to the medal for Egypt, having been Lt. Col. of the 88th.
The 13th Light Dragoon Guards will embark at Belfast for Glasgow on the 4th April.
Capt. Webber-Smith, late 40th Regt., is appointed Barrackmaster in North America.
Sergeant Rex, 12th Regt., was accidentally shot dead by private Wright, at Weedon, on Wednesday.
Capt. Blake, and draft of the 12th, are ordered to the Mauritus.
A corps of 300 men is to be formed for service on the Gold coast.
The Sergeant Major 1st West India Regiment has been brought to Court Martial on a charge of defrauding the recruits, to whom he acted as Pay Sergeant.
Captain Lord Ribblesdale, of the Blues, Major Fane, 4th Light Dragoons, Captain Flemming, 17th Lancers, Captain Lord Cochrane, 2d Foot, Lieutenant Taylor, 25th, Ensign Pierce, 41st, Captain and Brevet Major Matson, 58th, sold out of the service on Friday.
Major James Anderson, of Clifton, who attended at the banquet given to Lord Gough by the Oriental club, London, died suddenly the next day.
Assistant-Surgeon May, 58th, has resigned his commission.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News
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