Manual of Military Law 1914

PREFACE. of the Council of the Viceroy of India (a) Lt.-Col. Blake, R.M .L.I. Mr. A.C. Meysey-Thompson of the Inner Temple and the Editor. The Notes to the Army Act and to the Rules were for the most part written by Mr. H. Jenkyns and the Editor the valuable notes of the decisions of the Judge Advocate-General have been supplied from the office of the Judge Advocate-General and the illustrations of the forms of charges have been framed Col.by Rocke, Deputy Judge Advocate. The Index was framed by Mr. W. L. Selfc of Lincolns Inn. (6) The general editorship of the work was entrusted to Mr. G.A.R. FitzGerald of the Parliamentary Bar who has during its preparation been inconstant communication with the office of the Parliamentary Counsel. Brigadier-General Elies late C.B. Assistant-Adjutant-General (c) has rendered invaluable aid during its whole progress. The Editor is also much indebted to the criticisms and careful corrections of Mr. W. L. Selfe. Acknowledgment also is due to Major-General R. Carey, C.B. late Deputy Judge Advocate for the free use of his Military Law ”and Discipline a work on the Mutiny Act and Articles of War which was undertaken and completed shortly before the old form of the Military Code became obsolete. On this account the work although printed by authority at the War Office was never published. The debt which the army owes to the late Captain F.T. Simmons for his book on the Constitution and Practice of Courts-M artial and to his son (sometime Major of Brigade, North-Eastern District and now a Canon of York) the editor of subsequent editions is well known. The hook was the only complete modern treatise on the practice of courts-martial which is almost as important as the military law itself. Some of the editions were undertaken at the request of the military authorities and in 1868 the editor was informed by the Adjutant-General that His Royal Highness the Field- Marshal Commanding-in-Chief recognised the efforts he had made in collecting the precedents rules and axioms which guided the administration of military law. (d) The value of the labours of the author and editor has been still further illustrated by the new Buies of Procedure, which in many instances embody the course of procedure suggested in “Simmons on Courts-M artial.” («)Now Sir C. P. Ilberfc K.C.S.I. and Clerk of the House of Commons lute Parliamentary Counsel. (b) Now Sir William Lucius Selfo. i (c) Subsequently Major-General Sir W.K. Ellea K.C.B. In'(cl) the Queens Kegulations of 1868 the book was recommended as a useful book of reference and in the General Order o? 1st November, 1873 prescribing the examination of regimental officers previous to pro­motion it was mentioned as useful for officers preparing- for e\vraiiu«.tioru
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