History of the Madras Army Volume 2

History of the Madras Army Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...and 5 naigues were allowed to each. Alterations. The following alterations were made at the same time at the recommendation of the Commander-in-Chief. Native The situation of Native Commandant of a battalion "lTheci tS was Polished as unnecessary for the following reason: --"There are but few instances where they have been of much service, but frequent ones where they have done mischief, particularly in that of Colonel Kelly, when he was obliged, as I have been told, to blow his Commandant' from a gun for exciting the men to mutiny, and persuading the battalion from embarking when they were required to do so for the public service. When they are clever men, their influence over the native officers and sepoys becomes dangerous, and when they are not so they can be of no use." The Commandants then in the service were allowed the option of remaining with the rank and pay of subadar, or of retiring on a pension. Pay of Native The great disparity theretofore existing between the pay of subadars and jemadars was removed by decreasing that of the former from 17 to 13 pagodas (Rupees 45-8-0) CHAP. XI. and by increasing that of the latter from 5 to 7 pagodas (Rupees 24-8-0) per mensem. 1 Mnctoom Saib, acting Commandant of the 9th battalion, waa tried by Court Martial at Palamcottah in February 1775, and blown from a gun for this crime. The men turned out voluntarily to witness the execution, and afterwards proceeded quietly to Anjengo, where they embarked for Bombay. Eight Native Officers were summarily dismissed by Captain Kelly for misconduct during this affair. Appendix R. An allowance for a Native Adjutant, and for a Havildar Allowances Major was provided at the same time by ordering a gta tstoppage of one rupee a month from...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822811
  • 9781236822819