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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

APPOINTED TO ENQUIRE INTO THE SUBJECT OF BOY ENLISTMENT

FROM INDUSTRIAL/REFORMATORY SCHOOLS

The following information has been transcribed from a booklet, owned by the Webmaster, it has been transcribed in full by me, verbatim.  I have proof read several times, but as always I would be happy to accept any reasonable requests to re-check my transcribing.  There is no other information, of interest, in this booklet, except for minutes of evidence, about recruiting the boys.

 

RETURN OF BOYS enlisted to the Royal Artillery, by authority, from Industrial Schools in Ireland to illustrate quality of such boys

 Page 2 (England) Page 3 (Special)

ARTANE, Co. Dublin, Ireland

 

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
COLEMAN Edward 15yrs. 6mths. 5.3/4" 31.3/4" Saddler 1st March 1876
MCKEAN Cornelius 15yrs. 6mths. 4.10 &1/2" 31" Smith 1st March 1876
PURCELL James 15yrs. 6mths. 5.7/8" 31" Shoemaker & Harness maker 23rd June 1876
THOMSON Joseph 15yrs. 4mths. 5.2 &3/4" 33" Shoemaker 18th August 1876
HANBURY Christopher 16yrs. 8mths. 5.4 &3/4" 32.1/2" Superior education, and very  
          good musician 13th September 1876

COOMBE, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
HILTON William 14yrs. 11mths. 5.2 &3/4" 34" Shoemaker 3rd May 1876

 

MEATH, Co. Dublin Ireland

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
GAVAN Thomas 14yrs. 7mths. 4.9" 25" Shoemaker 9th December 1875
ST. GEORGE Adam 14yrs. 7mths. 5.2" ?2.1/2" Shoemaker 9th December 1875
REEVE E.T. 14yrs. 4.7 &1/2" 27" Shoemaker 9th December 1875
STRAHAN George 14yrs. 7mths. 5' 27" Shoemaker 9th December 1875
SEWELL George 14yrs. 4.11" 28" Shoemaker 9th December 1875

 

TRAINING SHIP "GIBRALTAR", Belfast, Ireland

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
MCKAY Arthur 16yrs. 4mths. 5.2 &3/4" 32.1/2" Shoemaker 21st December 1875  
DUNBAR W.J. 15yrs. 4mths. 5. 3/4" 32.3/8" Shoemaker 21st December 1875  
GAWLEY Richard 15yrs. 11mths. 5.1 &3/4" 32.3/8" Carpenter 21st December 1875  
DEMSIATH J. 15yrs. 6mths. 5' 30.1/2" Shoemaker 21st December 1875  

 

GALWAY

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
JOYCE Patrick 15yrs. 2mths. 5.2" 30" Carpenter 13th December 1874
MARRION Thomas 15yrs. 3mths. 5.4" 31" Tailor, very good musician 13th December 1874
COLLINS Thomas 14yrs. 1mth. 5' 29" Carpenter 13th December 1874
O'BRIAN Patrick 14yrs. 5' 28" Printers' foreman, very good musician 13th December 1874
RYAN William 14yrs. 7mths. 4.9" 26.1/2" Clerk 13th December 1874
FINERTY Thomas 15yrs. 2mths. 4.8 &1/2" 28" Carpenter; musician 13th December 1874
BERGIN Arthur 14yrs. 6mths. 4.8" 28" Tailor; musician 13th December 1874
WALLIS John 15yrs. 3mths. 4.8" 29" Tailor; musician 13th December 1874
KENNY Peter 15yrs. 1mth. 4.9 &1/2" 29.1/2" Tailor DID NOT JOIN

 

ST. NICHOLAS, Co. Cork, Ireland

 

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
SIMPSON Charles 15yrs. 5.2" 29" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
JACKSON William 14yrs. 4.10" 30" Tailor 21st December 1875
RICKEY Joseph 15yrs. 9mths. 5' 28" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
SMITH William 14yrs. 5.1 &3/4" 30" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
FOGARTY Patrick 15yrs. 4.4 &3/4" 29" Carpenter 21st December 1875
FLYNN George 15yrs. 4.11" 28" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
SOUTH Joseph 15yrs. 9mths. 5.2" 30" Shoemaker 21st December 1875

 

BLACKROCK, Co. Cork, Ireland

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
COLLIS John 15yrs. 5mths. 5.2" 33" Tailor 10th March 1876
SPILLANE William 17yrs. 6mths. 5.3 &3/4" 33" Telegraphist 18th February 1876

 

ST. PATRICK'S, Belfast, Ireland

SURNAME Given Name Age at Enlistment Height at Enlistment in Feet & Inches Chest Measurements in Inches Trade Date of Enlistment
SWIFT John 15yrs. 10mths. 4.10 &1/2" 29" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
CARMICHAEL John 15yrs. 10mths. 5.2 &3/4" 30.1/2" Shoemaker 21st December 1875
COLLIS James 15yrs. 5.2" 30.3/4" Tailor 21st December 1875
BRADY Patrick 15yrs. 6mths. 5.2" 31" Tailor 21st December 1875