HC Deb 17 August 1893 vol 16 c418

On behalf of my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for the Rye Division of Sussex, I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Military Authorities have received any report of a burlesque military funeral alleged to have taken place at the Camp, Shoeburyness, during the Volunteer prize meeting recently held here; whether any such serious breach of discipline occurred; whether any officers, non-commissioned officers, or men have been made responsible for the same; and whether Colonel Howard, R.A., the Camp Commandant, has made any observations or furnished any report with reference to the acts of profanity which are alleged to have occurred?


There seems to have been some harmless joking among the Volunteers at Shoeburyness, and photographs were taken of au arranged scene; but this did not constitute a breach of discipline, and was not worthy of notice. Colonel Howard has reported on the incident.