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1913: An old soldier dismissed as an 'incorrigible rogue'

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

A list of previous convictions was urged against Arthur Page, a native of Lewes, and an old soldier at Haywards Heath Petty Sessions on Monday. He was charged with refusing to work at Cuckfield Workhouse, with assaulting George William Preece, with refusing to quit the Sergison Arms Inn, Haywards Heath, and with being an incorrigible rogue, having been duly convicted as an incorrigible rogue, after being previously convicted of being a rogue and vagabond.



A Vagrant c 1920 (wikimedia commons)

After hearing the evidence, the Chairman (Colonel Campion CB), said to prisoner: You will have imprisonment with hard labour until the Quarter Session, in January. It is quite possible that the Quarter Sessions may order you to be flogged, but that is for them to decide.



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