HC Deb 09 June 1902 vol 109 cc90-1
MR. FLYNN (Cork Co., N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the report of an inquest held at Ballincollig, county Cork, on 22nd May, on the body of Private William Slight, of the 12th Lancers, who had only seven months service, and who had complained of being tired of service in the Army; and can he state with what kind of bullet this soldier committed suicide.


My right hon. friend's attention has been drawn to this case. Private Slight appears to have died of a wound self-inflicted by a service rifle, presumably using the ordinary service bullet.


Is the noble Lord aware that it was sworn at the inquest that the deceased's great coat contained Dum-dum bullets, and that he committed suicide with one of them?


I am not aware of that.