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Rec. 1 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 3. A court-martial at Aldershot acquitted Corporal (Acting-Sergeant) Emmanuel Schuler on a charge of not endeavouring to suppress the' mutiny by virtue of his rank and authority arising from the Canadian soldiers' riots at Aldershot on July 4 and 5.. The Court's findings will be promulgated on charges of joining in the mutiny and using violence and threats to a superior officGr. The court-martial acquitted the third and last Canadian, Private Ira Lloyd Macintyre, on a charge of causing a mutiny. The Court s findings on charges against Macintyre of endeavouring to persuade others to join the mutiny, and interfering with civil and military vehicles, will be promulgated.

Damage estimated at f 10,000 was caused by rioting Canadian troops at Aldershot on the nights of July 4 and 5. There were 850 windows smashed and other property damaged. Describing the riot as a senseless, cowardly action which had earned them the contempt of the great majority of the Canadian Army overseas, Lieutenant-General P.' J. Montague, Chief of Staff at Canadian military headquarters, in a letter l to the Mayor of Aldershot, expressed sincere regret for tht injury done to the town by a small, irresponsible group of soldiers.

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ALDERSHOT RIOTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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ALDERSHOT RIOTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 183, 4 August 1945

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