HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 cc25-6
28. Sir H. DALZIEL

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Private A. Crombie, C Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Marine Light Infantry, and four other of his comrades now on active service, have been sentenced to one year's imprisonment for refusing to obey an order issued by an officer who it is alleged was intoxicated; and whether he will order an inquiry into the truth of the allegation?


If it be a fact that these men were sentenced to one year's imprisonment it is obvious that that sentence-was inflicted by a court-martial. The question, therefore, as to whether refusal to obey the order was or was not justified is a matter which the finding of the Court has decided. Under these circumstances I am sure my right hon. Friend will not press me to order an inquiry into the finding and sentence of a Court of Law.


If there is any new evidence?


was understood to say "Yes."