Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Monday 19 December 1887
Deserter At Conisborough.
To-day at the West Riding Court, Doncaster, Henry Taylor, collier, Conisborough, was charged with deserting from the (North Staffordshire) Regiment in June last.
Sergeant Noble found prisoner at his father’s house in Don View terrace at Conisborough.
On charging him with being a deserter he admitted the offence, and said he escaped with his uniform on. He was wearing plain clothes underneath, and left his uniform in a field.
He was remanded at Wakefield to await escort his regiment.