HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1172-3
69. Mr. WATT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that on the hospital ship "Oxfordshire," from Havre to Southampton, on the 19th March, sixty wounded British soldiers, the majority of them from the Black Watch and 6th Gordon Regiments, were taken out of their cots to make room for sixty Germans; that one of the British soldiers subsequently died in Perth; and that, in addition, the Germans were supplied with fresh eggs and bread while the British wounded soldiers had only biscuits; and if in the future he will see that the British soldier when wounded is not subjected to any worse treatment than wounded German prisoners?


My hon. Friend and the House generally will be glad to know that there is no truth in the allegation brought to notice in the question, and I am much obliged to my hon. Friend for giving me this opportunity of correcting a rumour, as unpleasant as it was ill-founded, which had obtained widespread credence.