Private Waterfield in Meerut - October, 1847

from Memoir of Private Waterfield, Oct. 1847, page 31:

The prisoner's name was Richard Riley Atkins, and his general court-martial was read by the Brigadier in a loud impressive tone. Charging the prisoner with the crime of striking the surgeon...the court, after what was called due deliberation, sentenced the prisoner to be shot. The poor fellow had been sick for some time, and was not able to walk all the way from the artillery lines. Nevertheless, after his sentence had been read... the band, funeral procession, firing party, and the prisoner with his coffin borne on the shoulders of his comrades, marched round the square, the band …   more >>
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Private Waterfield, Memoir of Private Waterfield, Oct. 1847. In Donald Scott and Arthur Swinson (ed.), The memoirs of Private Waterfield, soldier in Her Majesty's 32nd Regiment of Foot (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry),1842-57 (London, 1968), p. 31. accessed: 23 March, 2023

location of experience: Meerut


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Dead March at a military execution performed by band of the 32nd Regiment of Foot

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1847
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by th4 on Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:25:31 +0000