Trial of Carl Hans Lody
Catalogue reference: WO 71/1236


(10) The Court is closed to consider their finding.

(10 and 11) The Court find that the accused

Carl Hans Lody otherwise known as Charles A. Inglis is guilty of all the charges.

Proceedings on Conviction before Sentence.

(12) The Court being re-opened, the accused is again brought before it.

Evidence of character, &c.     Lieut. Col. S.H. Godman, 3rd Bn Scots Guards is duly sworn.

Question by the presidentHave you any evidence to produce as to the character and particulars of service of the accused?      Answer by the Witness.        No.

The above statement [with the schedule of convictions] is read, is marked      , signed by the president, and annexed to the proceedings.

Question by the PresidentIs the accused the person named in the statement which you have heard read?     Answer by the Witness. 

Question. Have you compared the contents of the above statement with the regimental books?     Answer. 

Question. Are they true extracts from the regimental books and is the statement of entries in the conduct sheets a fair and true summary of those entries?     Answer.

Cross-examined by the Accused.

Do you wish to address the Court?     Answer.     No.

The Court is closed to consider their sentence.

*To be omitted, except in cases of a plea of Not Guilty having been proceeded with.


The Court sentence the accused,     Carl Hans Lody, otherwise known as Charles A. Inglis, to suffer death by being shot.

Sentence.  Death By Shooting.

Signed at London this 2nd day of November 1914:

Kenneth Marshall


Minute of Confirmation

(Extracted from War Office papers 63/1656)

On submission dated 3rd November, 1914, His Majesty the King was pleased to confirm the finding and sentence of the Court, and to command that the sentence be carried into effect.

By letter dated 6th November, 1914, the General Officer Commanding, London District reported that the sentence was communicated to the accused at Wellington Barracks at 11.A.m. on the 5th November 1914, and that the sentence was subsequently carried into effect at 7.A.m. on the 6th November 1914 at the Tower of London.

(signature) F.C. Beaton                              
Director of Personal Services
War Office, London
6th November 1914.


(Letter translated from German)

Edinburgh, 4 September

Mr Stammer,


As I have just been informed, large numbers of Russian troops were landed in Aberdeen on 2 September and transported south by rail. Acquaintances of mine certainly saw Russians (military) travelling through Carlisle. The carriage windows were covered. I am travelling there (Aberdeen) myself tomorrow.


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