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Military deserters 1876

Postby Omapear » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:24 pm

I am looking for information on what happened to military deserters in the 1870's My great grandmothers first husband deserted in 1876, 4 months after their marriage. She remarried some ten years later as a widow. However I cannot trace him after the reports of his desertion in the Police Gazette. As he handed himself in would the punishment have been more lenient?
He was Edmund Lambert and served from 4/8 1874 as a Gunner, Royal Artillery, 5th Brigade, M battery. Service number 537 He deserted from Chichester. Any information would be appreciated.
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Re: Military deserters 1876

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:17 am

Hmm. Interesting.

As you are asking a rather detailed question about how the Army operated, rather than one that can be answered by simply reading the guy's papers, if no-one else here has any idea, it might be sensible to ask this question on the Victorian Wars Forum. I suspect that someone there will know a lot more about desertion and the British Army than I do, certainly.

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Re: Military deserters 1876

Postby Omapear » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:16 am

Thank you Adrian I will give your suggestion a try.
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