HC Deb 24 January 1918 vol 101 c1168W
Major HUNT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that the charge of cribbing against Lieutenant-Colonel Monteagle-Browne eighteen years ago was denied, and that General Abadie, after seeing Lieutenant-Colonel M. Browne and hearing his explanation, said that he understood all about it and that nothing more would be heard of it, and that as to the charge of the dishonoured cheques twelve years ago that it was only not known to have been honoured in time to prevent all the trouble because a telegram was. delayed, and that the colonel of the regiment stated that he considered Lieutenant-Colonel M. Browne had no dishonourable intentions, and that Lieutenant-Colonel M. Browne was about twenty-five months in the fighting line, besides six months on transport service in France, and that the War Office must have known who Lieutenant-Colonel Monteagle-Browne was, as he was gazetted on 30th April. 1914, as late Princess Victoria's Irish Fusiliers, he can see his way either to have a full inquiry into this case or have this officer reinstated?


The answer to my hon. and gallant Friend's question in the negative.