HC Deb 22 July 1907 vol 178 c1159

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he can give the age of the two privates, Doyle and Sproute, of the 4th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who are stated to have died from the heat on the 16th instant after the sham fight at Irvine Moor, and the average age of the other thirty-five men who had to go to the hospital on the same occasion.


Private Doyle was forty-seven years of age and Private Sproute forty-four. Only eleven other cases due to heat were treated and all had returned to duty by the 18th; the average age of these men was twenty-three years.