Employed as a cook in the sergeants mess at Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Gunner Alfred Holden, 25, of the Royal Artillery, had an argument with one of the sergeants and stormed out. Next day he cut the throat of his 11-month-old baby, Alfred.
His wife, who found the babys still-warm body, and her husbands bloodied knife under their bed, told police: He must have done it while I went to fetch him a pint of beer.
Holden said: I did it to spite the sergeant. I want to be hung. I dont want to be no burden on my wife.
He was hanged three months later, on Thursday, August 20th, 1863, alongside Alfred Eldridge (see above) outside Maidstone Prison.