Aug 15 2009
2nd Battalion: Gibraltar
There has been a slight decrease in the number of sick, but three privates have died in the past fortnight.
Lieutenant Machell arrived on the 11th August but was immediately appointed brigade major by Brigadier General Bowes.
Captains Malet and McNabb have been given one month’s leave by General Craddock, Masters, six months, and Adamson, indefinite for recovery of health.
John Watson, Thomas Smith, William Brewitt and William Haines have been appointed sergeant. Two corporals have been reduced, George Burrows and Edward Lane, both on the 1st August. In order to increase the number of NCOs, Patrick Mulholland, Joseph Jackson, William Weafer (Snr), William Ashby, John Edwards, James Doggett, John Dewsbury, Nicholas Brown, John Hopwell, James Joyce, Nathaniel Neale, Patrick Shearin, Thomas Hamilton, John Gould, John Morrisey, John Samuel and William Waters have all been promoted to corporal.
1st Battalion: Trichinopoly
Lieutenant Jones, having served his period of suspension, is now at Poonamallee.
Captain Chambers is absent with leave, preparatory to sailing to Europe. Lieutenant Nicholson is also absent with leave on the coast for recovery of health.
The European officers placed under arrest by Colonel Wilkinson are on the march to Nagapatam, although any who have given their parole have permission to make their own way to Madras. Wilkinson himself is visiting all the garrisons in the Southern Division to persuade all the European officers to sign the Governor’s document.
In the absence of some of the officers, under arrest, Captain Bircham and Lieutenant Napper of the 30th are doing duty with the 16th Native Infantry, while Lieutenants Cane and Lewin are doing duty with the 6th Native Cavalry, which has been placed under the command of Major Christopher Maxwell.
Three recruiting parties are now operating:at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Captain Bamford and Lieutenant Sparks, with one sergeant, one drummer and five privates; at Dublin, Lieutenant Clarke and one sergeant; at Cambridge, Ensign Perry, with one sergeant, one drummer, one corporal and five privates.