HC Deb 12 July 1923 vol 166 cc1592-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if the British Government is aware that definite information has been given that the two British officers kidnapped at Macroom were murdered and that their bodies were discovered in a field while ploughing was proceeding; if their bodies were given a Christian burial by the Free State; and if their relatives have been notified?


The Free State Government have no definite information of the kind mentioned in my hon. and gallant Friend's question, but they are making inquiry into the matter and will at once transmit to His Majesty's Government any information they may obtain. If my hon. and gallant Friend would place at my disposal any information which he may have, such as, for example, the locality where the bodies are believed to have been found and the name of the person who found them, I have no doubt that this would assist the inquiries which are now in progress.