HC Deb 31 July 1843 vol 71 cc8-9
Mr. E. B. Roche

wished to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Secretary at War whether the information which he had received that a soldier of the 5th Fusiliers, in the south of Ireland, fell dead on parade; and, that the unanimous verdict of the jury was, that death arose from apoplexy, occasioned by over-drilling was correct. All the witnesses examined on the inquest said that the 5th Fusiliers had of late systematically received double drill. He wished to ask whether the Government had received any information as to this inquest, and also as to whether it was true that this regiment was exposed to double drill.

Sir H. Hardinge

replied that up to the present moment he had never heard one single word on the subject; but after what had been stated, it would be his duty to make inquiries into the subject.