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—— —— > "PRIVATE HOSPITAL IN WALES." ft WAR OFFICE INQUIRY. SOME SENSATIONAL DISCLOSURES. The Daily Express" understands that, contrary to expectation, the findings of the War Office Court of Inquiry-on which a short statement was made in the House uf Commons just before the end of the session- are to be made public at once. The evidence, of course, will not be pub- lished, but a general indication of the naturl of the events that were the subject of in- quiry may be given. The story (says the" Express ") is that of a young sergeant, named Barrett, who took part in the retreat from Mons and in the battles of the Marne and the Aisne. He was ,wounded in France and was nursed in the private Hospital of Mrs. in Wales. Another lady of position in the country took a de?p interest in. the young man, and —as so many people did on behalf of their friends exerted her influence in obtaining for him a commission, which it is generally agreed was fully deserved. So far so good. Hie two ladies disagreed on questions affecting the young soldier, the Jady oi the hospital objectin.g to his being interfered with, and eventually he was or- dered to be removed from his battalion. This caused the trouble which resulted in the court of inquiry. All sorts of distinguished officers had ia the meantime been Draggw irtio tri* case, -(, m wmcii, like an octopus, threatened to p +'ttf* t-lictyif down. None of them did anythL:15 that could -be considered really yiciou. In- discretions in unofficial correspondence, dua to a desire to oblige, w?re TnübabIY the wors* sing that they committed: but 1he court 01 inquiry in its findings does not spare the officers concerned, nor "The Lady in £ Ii« Case. It would Certainly have been betfer if the inquiry had been held iu open court. It has been invested with a veil of secrecy that has given free rein to rumours of the worst type. This, has certainly been most unfair to the distinguished oiffcers concerned* i-aays Remarkable Letter. II A writer in the "Evening Staii,dard." ivlio gives fuller deta;l# of the affair, says: — In the month of February, 1915, we. fin4 the lady inviting Barrett to her couiitrn-w house and writing to him in a most farniliar train. She complains that bile lady iI1 charge of the convalescent home is very rude to her, arid is ppttiilg some kind of conaraint on movements yiore- over, it is "not safe" for him to post his letters in the hag at the home. "I would." she says, "so lov.e jut to have you quite to myself at and will arrange either for this Saturday or next." She says she feels SUrE; Mrs. does not want him to come, ana will prevent him by saying he is not ,,trotigie,,iough. i"I tell vou all." she adds, "when we can sit at peace in my flower boudoir. I w:U teaeh you to love reallv beautiful pocti*V." n The Officer's Reply. Warrett, oil receipt of these letters, seems to have suddenly realised that he was in a false position, and very frankly, though quite respectfully, stated his mind. He ex- pressed great gratitude to the lady of the convalescent home, and cumplete confidence in her character. "She would scorn having anything to do with other people's letters, and. cou- sidering how very nicely she always speaks of you, it (the reference to the postbag) hurt me very much." "I h:ve alwavs tried," he added, "to live an honest and upright life, and I have so far succeeded, though I have been a common Tommy." My heart is in my wcrk, and I want \to make a name for myself, and show you and all those that have been kind to me how I value their help." But-" I don't want to understand poetry I only want to liye a good life and serve my God and Kinrr'' Her Complaint to a Ceneral. Oil February 19 General Sir Henn lifc. Kinnon received a complaint from the lady that Barrett had be°n persecuting her t. I his attentions. The General wrote to Col. Delme-Radcliffe asking him to deal with the cise. This really was the b ginning of the "scandal."

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