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The Sad Occurence at Pem- broke Dock. THE INQUEST. Yesterday, the Coroner, Mr H. J. E. Price, held an inquest at the Hut Encampment, Pembroke Dock, touch- ing the death of Private George Jones of the Welsh Fusiliers, who was accidentally shot at the camp on Sunday. Private Wm. Jarvis deposed that deceased was a pri- vate in the Reserves, having been discharged at Gosport in January, 1897. He was 2^ years of age. In icivil life he was a constable in the Cardiff Borough Police. He had been called to join his regiment. Thomas Grainger, drummer in the 1st Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, deposed he did not know deceased and had never seen him. He (witness) was standing oatside i the drummers' barrack room talking to others about 11.1.) a.Ul. He picked up a rifle which was standing against the wall. He believed it belonged to Druiiirtier Archer. He was loading and unloading it without cart- ridges for practicc. He turned round and saw Drummer Butler with a cartridge which he believed was a dummy, j He put it in the rifle, pulled the trigger, and the shot went off. He did not have the rifle to his shoulder. He heard someone shout in the barrack room opposite where he was standing. He positively said he thought there was no danger in firing off the rifle with the cartridge, j When he found he had wounded someone he at once reported himself to his Captain and was put in the guard- room. Surgeon-Major Poole, R.A.M.C., deposed to attending deceased. He had a severe gunshot wound in the left arm. It was attended with profuse hemorrhage and shock. He died on Monday evening. The bullet passed behind the left shoulder blade, entering the chest, piercing the upper portion of the lung, and passing out through the left upper arm. Death was due to internal hemorrhage. The jury returned a verdi_ ct of "Accidental death," adding as a rider that there was no evidence to show where the cartridge came from, or who was responsible for it being ill Butler's possession.

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