HC Deb 24 July 1912 vol 41 c1189W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make any statement as to the bursting of the gun at Buddon on Saturday last, whereby Sergeant H. R. Thomson, of Glasgow Battery, 3rd Lowland Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, lost his life?

Colonel SEELY

I shall not be in a position to make any statement in regard to this sad accident until the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry have reached the War Office and the portions of the breech mechanism of the gun have been examined. It is understood that the gun itself did not burst, but that a portion of the breech mechanism was blown off.