HC Deb 20 February 1917 vol 90 cc1139-40

asked the Under-Secrtary of State for War if he will make inquiries into the treatment suffered, by Private J. C. Eastwood, No. 42,763, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1st R. G. Battalion, stationed at Linthorpe Schools, Middlesbrough, who was moved to the detention barracks, Stafford, on 1st January, 1917, to undergo a sentence of six months' imprisonment, Eastwood being at that time in a serious state of health; if the officers and medical officer refused to treat him, but put him on bread and water and skilly; if he is aware that Eastwood was later ordered to the military hospital, was operated on for a serious ailment on 1st February, and that on 2nd February the doctor gave very little hope of his recovery; and what action he proposes to take upon the conduct of the officers in this case?


Inquiries are being made, and the hon. Member will be informed of the result.