HC Deb 24 July 1879 vol 248 c1177

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether there is any foundation for the statements which have appeared in French and other newspapers, to the effect that Colonel Harrison, Assistant Quartermaster General, was a member of the court martial on Lieutenant Carey, and is the same Colonel Harrison who directly sanctioned and personally superintended the reconnoitring party placed, as stated by Lord Chelmsford in his telegram, read in the House of Commons by the Secretary of State for War on Friday morning the 20th June, under the command of the late lamented Prince Louis Napoleon, and on which occasion he lost his life?


Sir, it is not the case that Colonel Harrison was a member of the court martial on Lieutenant Carey. The foundation for the statement probably arose from the fact that, as I am informed, Colonel Harness, R. A., was a member of it, and the error made in confusing the two names was probably a misprint.