HC Deb 08 March 1911 vol 22 c1359W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention had been called to an incident a few days ago, after dinner at the officers' mess of the Army Service Corps at Aldershot, when a quarrel arose because two young officers bearing foreign names were irritated by the persistent ridicule of their comrades; whether several officers have been reprimanded and two placed under arrest; and what punishment, if any, has been administered?


The General Officer Commanding Aldershot reports that the statement that any quarrel took place in the Army Service Corps Officers' Mess, or that any instance has occurred of officers with foreign names having been subjected to ridicule, or that any officers have been reprimanded on account of any incident of a like nature is unfounded; and that no incidents bearing any similarity to those referred to have taken place.