I do hope that the Stalinist tradition of sending the bereved family a bill for the cost of the ammunition was followed.
No sympathy for the old twunt he'd probably sent thousands to the wall or to 're-education' camps.
Good to see you using a quote from an Aussie movie "Shoot straight you bastards....... " about 'Breaker Morant' an Aussie/brit military man, executed by the Brits during Boer war. Elements in Australia still trying to clear his name.
"…The artillerymen had neglected putting up back-boards to their guns, so that, horrible to relate, at each discharge the recoil threw back pieces of burning flesh, bespattering the men and covering them with blood and calcined remains.…"
I believe that the Honourable East India Company were the rulers of that part of teh World at that time, and those British Regiments that were employed there were actually contracted to them (although without the attractive TACOS that their own European Regiments had), so the MOD shouldn't be liable for this aprticular form of execution, which was a traditional Indian form of execution IIRC, which was borrowed for it's effect on the locals.