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Pre WWI Court Marshall

Postby coopernicola » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:44 pm

I have an ancestor, Samuel Cressey 1894-1915, who appears to have been Court Martial 8 May 1913, Limerick. He died as a POW in Germany 18 May 1915.
Pte Samuel Cressey 10230 1st York’s & Lancs Rgt.
What would he have been doing pre WWI in Limerick and how can I find the reason for his CM?
He had a troubled youth following the death of his parents in 1902/1908 having been sent to a reform school.
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Re: Pre WWI Court Marshall

Postby AdrianB38 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:31 pm

Fold3 image suggests "Nature of Charge - Insubordination to - Lance Sergeant" - 42 days detention.

Limerick contained two British Army Garrisons (OK, that means I found 2 in Google!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strand_Barracks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarsfield_Barracks
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Re: Pre WWI Court Marshall

Postby coopernicola » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Thanks Adrian. He certainly got around despite a sad short life.
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