HC Deb 19 June 1902 vol 109 cc1111-2
MR. DELANY (Queen's Co., Ossory)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can now give the names and professions of the jurors who acted at the inquest on the late Trooper C. V. Freer, who died at Kimberley Hospital on 14th April last; and can he say why the War Office authorities informed the friends of the deceased that he died from enteric fever, although it subsequently transpired that he succumbed to an overdose of chloroform.


I have no information as regards the jurors. The information of his death as due to enteric was telegraphed from South Africa and duly communicated to the Press. It is regretted that the proper cause of death was not correctly reported from South Africa.


Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire as to the jurors?


I do not think it is possible to do that.