HC Deb 01 July 1903 vol 124 c1024
MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies why Governor Hodgson's despatch, received on 17th October, 1899, was only published in the Gazette of 24th April, 1903; whether it is within the province of the Colonial Office or the War Office to take note of the recommendation therein contained respecting an act of the greatest gallantry performed by Assistant Colonial Surgeon Garland in saving the life of Captain Green, who had been wounded by an arrow smeared with virulent poison, by sucking the wound for several minutes, at the peril of his own life; and whether any effect has been given to the Governor's recommendation that the conduct of Dr. Garland and other officers should be recognised in some marked way.

† See page 261.