|Wellingborough & Kettering News, November 13th, 1880, transcribed by Kay Collins
Wellingborough Petty SessionsFRIDAY, NOV. 12TH.
Before H. M. Stockdale Esq., in the chair; and Spencer Pratt, Esq.
A DESERTERHenry Brooks, Rushden, was charged with deserting from the Militia on the 31st of May last.
Colr.-Sergt. Gibson proved the case, and defendant, who pleaded guilty, said he was at Birmingham at the time the drill took place, and did not know that he had to go until a fortnight after the time.
Defendant was fined 40s. and in default was sent to prison for two months.