HC Deb 27 February 1873 vol 214 c1033

asked the Secretary of State for War, What steps have been taken touching the proceedings reported to have occurred at Dover on the afternoon of Sunday February 16th, when, it is stated, that about 150 soldiers (accompanied during part of the time by a garrison military policeman) attended for an hour and a half at a fight carried on between two of their comrades, and ultimately left one of the combatants dying on the ground?


in reply, said, he was informed that the principal offenders were in the hands of the civil authorities, awaiting their trial, and that the general had been instructed to bring to a court-martial any other whom he considered to deserve it for neglect of duty.