HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c59W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that Walter Bone, a conscientious objector, who died in Winchester Prison on 22ndFebruary, had been suffering from gastric trouble for a considerable time and had been in the prison hospital for six weeks; and if he will explain why this man was not released on health grounds?


The prisoner was in hospital three times for indigestion, but this afforded no sufficient ground for discharge, and he had recovered, from his last attack of indigestion before he caught the influenza.