HC Deb 22 June 1868 vol 192 cc1855-6

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true, as alleged in The Pall Mall Gazette of the 13th instant, that Captain Brooke, of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, has been under arrest for one month without being brought to a Court Martial?


said, in reply, that it was quite true that Captain Brooke was under "open" arrest for nearly a month; but the course pursued with respect to him was quite in accordance with the 18th Article of War.


said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will lay upon the Table of the House Copy of the Correspondence which has taken place beetween Colonel Peel (late of the 11th Hussars), General Wetherall, and the Military authorities at the Horse Guards, which was the original cause of Captain Brooke being placed under arrest?


said, he did not think it would conduce to the convenience of the Service to lay Correspondence of that nature before the House, and he, therefore, must decline to produce it. As he believed that the hon. and gallant Officer asked the Question from a regard to the character of Colonel Peel, he had great pleasure in stating that there was nothing in all these transactions at all impugning the honourable character of Colonel Peel.

In answer to Captain ARCHDALL,


said, Captain Brooke had been placed under arrest for a month and reprimanded, but at the end of that time he returned to his duty.