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A 'Convenient' Escape, 1860
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 02:49:38 »
Kentish Gazette - Tuesday 27 March 1860

A prisoner, a sapper belonging to the Royal Engineers, named John Oates, has made his escape at Chatham from the guards who had him in charge, in a somewhat extraordinary manner. It appears that Oates had been apprehended as a deserter, and brought up to head-quarters to be tried by district court martial. After his trial he was taken to a closet, and while the guard who had him in custody remained outside, he contrived to drop down the one he was in and ascend an adjoining one which led to a different part of the barracks, and so made his escape. Alter some time he was missed, but no clue whatever has been obtained to lead to his re-apprehension.
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