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Title: Military Conduct
Post by: KScott24809 on Tuesday 16 November 21 00:32 GMT (UK)
Hi all,

I'm assisting a friend with their family tree and have found a discharge paper for one of their ancestors who served in the 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot in the 1830s.

My friend is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan themselves, and their Great Grandfathers both died in the First World War. It seems their family service stretches back into the Merchant Navy and further back into the 71st Highland Regiment. I know they would be very grateful in any assistance in deciphering the below (for better or worse as to the chaps conduct!)

Many thanks in advance.

https://i.imgur.com/M6F8YFE.png

(https://i.imgur.com/M6F8YFE.png)
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: horselydown86 on Tuesday 16 November 21 04:07 GMT (UK)
I have made a start:

                                                               He was tried by a

Regimental Court Martial on the 11th January 1839 for making

away with necessaries convicted and duly Sentenced...



It appears that Making away with necessaries was a common charge.  See:

https://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/9203/1/revised%20thesis.pdf

Search for necessaries.
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: Wiggy on Tuesday 16 November 21 05:24 GMT (UK)
.following on  from horselydown. . . .

tried by a reg't court martial on the 9th June 1832
for . . . ? . .  conduct and   . . . .  of rights
??,  convicted and duly sentenced, likewise tried
on the 16th Feb'y 1833 for absence without leave and
duly convicted,  tried again on the 9th July 1833 for
disgraceful conduct, stealing from a comrade and
convicted  tried again on the 28th April 1835 for being drunk
on duty, and found guilty and tried on the 6th Aug't 1836 for
(?  Desertion) but since the above his conduct has been good.



He led a merry life didn't he!!   ;)


Wiggy
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: KScott24809 on Tuesday 16 November 21 19:41 GMT (UK)
Thanks both! This will make their day  ;D  I do love the "interesting" ancestors.
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: Zefiro on Tuesday 16 November 21 21:16 GMT (UK)
I managed to find some words, but still one missing.

He was tried by a
Regimental Court Martial on the 11th January 1832 for making
away with necessaries, convicted and duly sentenced
and tried by a Regimental Court Martial on the 9th June 1832
for  ?   conduct and violation of regimental
orders
,  convicted and duly sentenced, likewise tried
on the 16th of February 1833 for absence without leave and
duly convicted,  tried again on the 9th July 1833 for
disgraceful conduct, stealing from a comrade and
convicted tried again on the 28th April 1835 for being drunk
on duty, and found guilty and tried on the 6th August 1836 for
violation, but since the above his conduct has been good.
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: Bookbox on Tuesday 16 November 21 21:23 GMT (UK)
I managed to find some words, but still one missing.
for  ?   conduct and violation of regimental
orders


unsoldierlike conduct
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: Wiggy on Tuesday 16 November 21 21:29 GMT (UK)
I managed to find some words, but still one missing.
for  ?   conduct and violation of regimental
orders


unsoldierlike conduct

Ahh yes - that's it!       :)       
Title: Re: Military Conduct
Post by: Zefiro on Tuesday 16 November 21 22:05 GMT (UK)
I managed to find some words, but still one missing.
for  ?   conduct and violation of regimental
orders


unsoldierlike conduct

Ahh yes - that's it!       :)       

Yeah, now it's obvious, but I just did not see it.
Thanks Bookbox for your input.