HC Deb 29 June 1908 vol 191 cc344-6
MR. H. C. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War with reference to the Annual Report on the Army [Cd. 3978], page 71, what were the rank and corps of the five men serving abroad who were sentenced to penal servitude during the year ending 30th September, 1907; if he will give in each case the offence or offences for which each man was tried, the sentences inflicted, when, where, and by whom they were tried, and the names of the persons who confirmed the sentences; whether the evidence has since been submitted to the Judge-Advocate-General, and if he sanctioned each sentence.


The following are the particulars asked for—

Rank. Corps. Offence. Sentence. Tried Sentence confirmed by. Date.
at by
Private. 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps. Striking a Sergeant in the execution of his office, and insubordinate and disloyal language. 3 years. Cairo. General Court Martial. G.O.C. the Force in Egypt. 7/2/07.
Private. 2nd Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers. Attempted murder 7 Years. Cairo. General Court Martial. G.O.C. the Force in Egypt. 3/6/07.
Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Wilful defiance of a superior officer and causing a mutiny. 5 years. Singapore General Court Martial. G.O.C. Straits. 26/6/07.
Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery. Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. 3 years. Ambala. General Court Martial. G.O.C. in C. Northern Army. 4/3/07.
Private. 1st South Wales Borderers. Using threatening language and offering violence to his superior officer in the execution of his duty. 5 years. Quetta. General Court Martial. G.O.C. 4th Division. 20/2/07.