HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 c1375W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Chief Secretary if he is aware that at 9 p.m. on 27th May last a party of Marines in uniform marched through the streets of Queenstown and threw bombs into many of the principal hotels and shops, including the Rob Roy Hotel, Swanton's drapery establishment, Fitzgerald's tobacco shop, O'Hara's barber's shop, and other buildings; that persons were wounded, including a bluejacket serving in one of His Majesty's ships; that the Marines were finally driven off by a party of Cameron Highlanders stationed in the town; what action has been taken to punish the guilty persons; and whether any arrests have been made?


I am informed by the Commander-in-Chief that the finding of the Court of Inquiry held to investigate these incidents have not yet come to hand, but that information has been received that certain Marines are to be tried by court martial for acts of indiscipline. One bluejacket was wounded severely and two Marines and two soldiers slightly during this disturbance.

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