HC Deb 26 October 1916 vol 86 c1349W

asked the Secretary of State for War concerning the circumstances preceding the death from gastroenteritis of Private Arthur Willie Keighley as related at an inquest which was held on 19th September last at York, whether he will ascertain by means of an inquiry among the men who accompanied Private Keighley on a route march on Friday, 8th September, after which route march Private Keighley, along with other men, were ordered to strip in their tents and put on their top-coats and boots and go across the parade ground to the wash-house for a cold shower-bath, which he and they did; if Captain Patrick J. Sheehy, Royal Army Medical Corps, was correct in stating at the inquest that the deceased soldier did not do any drill or active duty while under his care from 6th to 14th September?


The necessary inquiries will be made.