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Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, or by his or their Chief Secretary, directed to the Commanding Officer of any Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of such Militia, to propose to such Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, or any Part or Parts thereof, to extend their Services to any Parts or Places out of the United Kingdom to be specified in such Order, under such
Rules and Regulations as Her Majesty may think fit to appoint. Power to allow II. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty to direct that such Bounties to
Bounty as shall from Time to Time be fixed by the Secretary Persons mak
at War shall be allowed to every Non-commissioned Officer, ing voluntary Drummer, and Private Man who shall make such voluntary Offer
as aforesaid ; and every Non-commissioned Officer, Drummer, and Private Man making such voluntary Offer as aforesaid shall take
the following Oath; videlicet, Oath.
I A.B. do sincerely promise and swear, That I will be faithful
and bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and ? that I will faithfully serve in the Militia for the Term of Five • Years, in [this Blank to be filled up according to the Name of the Place or Places to which the Offer of the extended Service
applies], unless I shall be sooner discharged.' Enrolment. And every Non-commissioned Officer, Drummer, and Private
Man, making such voluntary Offer as aforesaid, and taking such Oath, shall be enrolled to serve in the Militia, according to the Terms of such Oath ; and such several Enrolments shall take place, and such Oaths shall be administered, by the Officer commanding any Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia, or by any Deputy Licutenant or Justice of the Peace, at such Times, and under such Regulations as Her Majesty, by any Order to be signed by the Secretary of State, or by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, or his or their Secretary, shall in that Behalf direct; and every Non-commissioned Officer, Drummer, and Private Man so enrolled for extended Ser. vice in the Militia under the Provisions of this Act shall be entitled to his Discharge at the Expiration of the Period specified in such Oath, without regard to the Period for which he may have been enrolled to serve in the Militia under any other Act of
Parliament. Commanding III. No Person serving in the Militia shall be compelled to Officers shall make such Offer, nor be engaged to serve out of the United explain that Kingdom, except by his own Consent; and no Commanding Officer Offer is volun. shall certify, according to this Act, any voluntary Offer, before he tary,
has explained to each Person offering to serve that the Offer is to
be purely voluntary. The Services of IV. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty to accept the Services of Three Field Three Field Officers of any Regiment of Militia, in which Nine Officers may be hundred Private Men shall offer to extend their Services under accepted with
this Act; and of Two Field Officers of any Regiment, Battalion, 900 Men, Two Field Officers or Corps of Militia, in which Six hundred Private Men shall so with 600 Men, offer to extend their Services; and of One Field Officer of any and One with Regiment, Battalion, or Corps of Militia, in which Three hundred 300, &c., and
Private Men, or any smalier Number not being less than Three, Proportion of
Fourths of the Number of Private Men actually serving in such other Officers Regiment, Battalion, or Corps, shall so offer to extend their Ser- according to vices; and in the Cases in which such Proportion of Field Officers Establishment of any Regiments, Battalions, or Corps of Militia, from which of Regiment. such Numbers of Men respectively shall so volunteer as aforesaid, shall not offer to extend their Services with such Men, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty to give the Rank of Field Officers to any Captains in such Regiments, Battalions, or Corps of Militia respectively, who may offer to extend their Services with such Men ; and it shall also be lawful for Her Majesty to accept the Services of such Proportion of other Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, and Drummers, with any such Numbers of Private Men, as shalí be allowed to such Numbers of Men respectively in the Establishment of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps to which they respectively belong.
V. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty from Time to Time to Power to Her form the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers, and Majesty to form Private Men who shall so extend their Services from the Regi- the Militia for ments, Battalions, or Corps of Militia, into such Provisional vice into such . Regiments or Battalions as may be deemed most expedient for Provisional ReHer Majesty's Service ; and it shall be lawful for Her Majesty to giments or Batappoint any such Number of Officers of Her Regular Forces or talions, and to Militia as Her Majesty may think fit to serve during any Period appoint Field
Officers to such of extended Service of the Militia out of the United Kingdom as
Provisional Field Officers in such Provisional Regiments or Battalions of Regiments. Militia, in addition to the Officers of the Militia allowed to volunteer for extended Service, in proportion to the Number of Men who shall extend their Service ; and all Persons so appointed to serve as Field Officers in any such Provisional Regiments or Battalions shall rank as Field Officers therein, in such Manner as Her Majesty shall direct.
VI. Provided always, That in every Case in which a Field Provisions for Officer of Militia shall have volunteered for extended Service, the Cases where Officer having the chief Command in the Provisional Battalion Field Officers shall be a Field Officer of Militia : Provided also, that all Officers Militia Officer of Militia appointed by Her Majesty to serve in any Provisional are appointed Battalion with higher Rank than that which they previously held to higher in the Militia shall be deemed and taken to be Militia Officers of Ranks. such higher Rank for the Purposes of this Act, and as such shall be capable of commanding such Provisional Battalion.
VII. Provided also, That no Officer of the Militia shall, while Rank of out of the United Kingdom upon any such extended Service, rank Militia Officers. with the Officers of Her Majesty's Regular Forces higher than as a Lieutenant-Colonel of the Militia.
VIII. In any Case in which the Number of Officers of each In case suffiRank so volunteering to extend their Services, and accepted by cient Officers Her Majesty, shall not be in due Proportion to the Number of do not volun. Men so volunteering, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty to appoint jesty may apany fit Persons to be Officers in such Provisional Battalions of point Officers. Militia, without regard to the Qualifications required by Law for such Officers in the Militia ; but no Person so appointed by Her
Majesty shall hold a Commission in any such Provisional Battalion of higher Rank than that of a Subaltern, unless he shall at the Time of such Appointment have been an Officer in Her Majesty's
Regular Forces or Militia. ller Majesty
IX. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty from Time to Time to may supply supply any Vacancies which may occur in Provisional Battalions Vacancies.
of Militia in consequence of the Death, Resignation, or Dismissal of Officers appointed by Her under this Act; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the Appointment of Officers as by Law established in any Case of Vacancy which may occur in consequence of the Death, Resignation, or Dismissal of any
Militia Officer who may have volunteered for extended Service. Militia subject X. All Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers, and to Mutiny Act Private Men of the Militia extending their Services under this as Regulars,
Act shall, upon leaving the United Kingdom upon such extended and Officers of Militia and Re. Service, and during such Service until their Return to the United gular Forces to Kingdom, be subject to all the Laws in force for the Punishment sit indiscrimi- of Mutiny and Desertion, in like Manner in every respect as Her nately onCourts Majesty's Regular Forces; and all Officers of Her Majesty's ReMartial. gular Forces shall be entitled to sit in any Court-martial upon
the Trial of any Officer, Non-commissioned Officer, Drummer, or Private Man of the Militia, while so serving out of the United Kingdom under this Act; and all Officers of the Militia shall during such extended Service he entitled to sit in any Courtmartial upon the Trial of any Officer, Non-commissioned Officer,
or Soldier of Her Majesty's Regular Forces. To continue Mi. XI. Provided always, That all the Militia enrolled and formed litia, and remain for extended Service under this Act shall, notwithstanding such subject to Mili- Extension of Service, remain subject to all the Provisions and tia Regulations. Regulations in force in relation to the Militia to which they shall
respectively belong, except in such Cases as are in this Act par
ticularly specified. Regulations XII. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty, from Time to Time, to may be made for make such Regulations as Her Majesty may deem expedient for cers on the Es- retaining, at the Expiration of any extended Service out of the tablishment of United Kingdom, any Field Officers, Captains, or other Officers of the Militia when Militia who have actually served upon any such extended Service extended Ser- in any higher Ranks than those in which they volunteered their vice expired. Services, either as Supernumeraries or otherwise, upon the Esta
blishment of the Militia to which they belonged, with the Rank in which they have so actually served, or upon such other Terms in respect to Rank and Service in the Militia as Her Majesty
may think fit. Iler Majesty XIII. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty from Time to Time to may make Ke- make such Regulations as Her Majesty may deem most expedient gulations for
for the retaining upon the Establishment of the Militia to which retaining Offcers, &c. as Su- they belong, as Supernumeraries or otherwise, any Officers, Nonpernuneraries. commissioned Officers, and Drummers of any Regiment, Battalion,
or Corps of Militia who may not so volunteer to extend their Services, or may not be so employed upon such extended Service.
XIV. ' And Militia. Enlistment of Foreigners. XIV. And whereas it is expedient that the Law respecting Subalterns after 'the Property Qualification of Captains in the Militia should be 5 Years may be • amended : Be it enacted, That any Person who shall have served Captains withas a Subaltern in the Militia for Five consecutive Years may, tions.
out Qualificawithout any Property Qualification, be appointed a Captain in the Militia, any Act of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding ; provided that such Five Years of Service of such Person as a Subaltern as aforesaid shall be the Five Years immediately preceding his Appointment to the Rank of Captain.
XV. “Whereas by the Fourth Section of the Act of the Seven- Notices sent by · teenth Year of the Reign of Queen Victoria, Chapter Thirteen, Post to be good. * it is amongst other Things provided, that in the Case of draw'ing out and embodying the Militia in England, or any Part * thereof, under the Authority of that Act, the Notices to the Militia Men to attend at the Time and Place mentioned in the
Order of Her Majesty for drawing out and embodying the Regi'ment, Battalion, or Corps to which they belong, shall be sent by ' the Colonel or Commanding Officer of such Regiment, Battalion,
or Corps, by the Post, to the Residences of the several Men as stated on their Attestations, or as subsequently certified by them, and sach Notices shall be sufficient in all respects : And whereas "it has been found inconvenient to name in the Order of Her * Majesty the precise Day and Place for the assembling of that Part
of the Militia to which it refers :' Be it declared and enacted, That the Notices so sent and to be sent by the Post to the several Men, as by the said lastly above-recited Act is directed, are and shall be good and sufficient in all respects, if they specify the Day and Place which have actually been fixed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County or other Person acting in his Stead for the Meeting of the Regiment, Battalion, or Corps to which they refer, whether such Day and Place be mentioned in Iler Majesty's Order for drawing out and embodying the same or not.
XVI. The Provisions of this Act shall be construed to extend Act to extend to the Regiment of Miners of Cornwall and Devon in like Manner to the Miners and as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as to any and Devon.
of Cornwall Regiment of Militia.
CA P. II.
[23d December 1854.]
Continuance of the War, should be enabled to enlist and employ Foreigners in Her Army : Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
I. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty to cause to be enlisted as Foreigners may Soldiers into Her Service Persons not being natural-born Subjects be enlisted, and
Enlistment of Foreigners. granted to or entitled to the Privileges of natural-born Subjects of Her MaForeigners, to jesty, who may voluntarily enter themselves for such Service, and be formed into to grant Commissions or Letters of Service to any such Persons to separate Corps.
serve as Officers, the Persons so enlisted and commissioned to be formed into separate Regiments, Battalions, and Corps ; and such Enlistment, Commission, and the Service thereunder, shall be as
lawful as if such Persons were natural-born Subjects of Her Majesty. Men not to be II. Provided always, That the Men serving under this Act shall employed in not be employed in the United Kingdom except for the Purpose of United Kingbeing trained, arrayed, and formed into Regiments, Battalions, or for training, &c. Corps for Foreign Service, and except such Bodies of Reserve as
may be kept in the United Kingdom, and which shall be kept and used solely for the Purpose of training and arraying Recruits and
for supplying Vacancies in such Regiments, Battalions, or Corps ; Such Men not to and the Men serving under this Act shall not be billeted or quarbe billeted, &c. tered on any Person or Persons; and that there shall not be within Number of Men, the United Kingdom more in the whole than Ten thousand Men
serving under this Act at any One Time. Attestation on III. Every Person enlisted as a Soldier under the Authority Enlistment and of this Act shall be attested in such Manner as Her Majesty shall Oath.
direct, and not otherwise ; and all Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers, and Private Soldiers enlisting or commissioned under this Act shall take such Oath for their Fidelity during their Continuance in Her Majesty's Service as Her Majesty shall direct,
and no other. Mutiny Act IV. Subject to the Provisions herein contained, all Officer's, Nonand Articles of commissioned Officers, Drummers, or Private Soldiers serving War to apply to under the Provisions of this Act, shall be subject to all the ProForeigners serving under
visions contained in any Act for the Time being in force “for this Act.
“ panishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of " the Army and their Quarters," and the Articles of War made in pursuance thereof, in the same Manner to all Intents and Purposes as any of Iler Majesty's Regular Forces are subject to
the same. Officers when V. No Officer serving under this Act, when reduced, shall be reduced not en- entitled to receive Half Pay ; provided nevertheless, that when titled to Half
any such Officer shall be rendered incapable of Military Service Pay, but fler Majesty may
by Wounds or Infirmities contracted while discharging his Military make Provision Duty during the Period of his continuing to serve as such Officer for such as are under the Provisions of this Act, then and in such Case it shall wounded, &c.
be lawful for Her Majesty to make such Provision, out of any Funds to be voted by Parliament for that Purpose, for such Officer as She shall think proper and necessary, so that such Provision shall in no Case exceed the Half Pay of the Rank in the British Service similar to that which such Officer shall have held at the
Time of his becoming so incapable as aforesaid. Continuance of VI. This Act shall continue in force during the present War, this Act.
and until One Year after the Ratification of a definitive Treaty of Peace.