11 OCTOBER 1873, Page 3

We regret deeply to notice the death of Lieutenant-General Charles

Hay, the officer who supported Sir J. Whitworth in introducing small-bore rifles, and for nearly fifteen years as Head of the Hythe School of Musketry trained the regular soldiers and the officers of the Volunteers. Day after day for years he stood on that bleak shingle watching everything that went on, ruling all concerned by unfailing decision, energy, and personal ability in the use of his weapons. He wanted to make England a nation of marksmen, and if he did not quite succeed, he left us with 300,000 civilians among our population who on the day of need could stand side by side with any infantry of the Line.