HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 c2069

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will have inquiries made into the case of Gunner W. H. Coulter, No. 40,999, 1st Battery, 1st Brigade, G.F.A., now stationed at Moore Barracks Hospital, Shorncliffe, Kent, who, in November last, was sentenced to forty-two days' first field punishment; if he is aware that this soldier, who is fifty-two years old, was, as part of this sentence, strapped to the gun's wheel from eleven to twelve a.m., and from 3.30 to 4.30 p.m., while the gun was in action; whether this was frequently done when the gun was being bombarded by the enemy; and whether he will say by what court-martial and for what offence this sentence was awarded?


I would ask the hon. Member to supply me with a written statement by this man, which can be held to bear out what the hon. Member alleges in his question.