HC Deb 17 November 1884 vol 293 c1848

asked the Financial Secretary for War, Whether the public accounts of Paymaster Elliott, attached to the 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, and of Paymaster Harris, attached to to the 3rd Dragoon Guards, were found in a satisfactory state when those officers died?


I am glad, Sir, to be able to say that the accounts of these deceased officers were found to be completely satisfactory by the Boards which reported upon them immediately after their death. I protest, however, against such a Question being put, unless some strong ground existed for anticipating a contrary answer. The officers are dead, and, however innocent, such Questions suggest a slur on their memory which, unjustifiable though it be, tends to cause pain to their relatives?