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SOLDIER'S PATE

COURT'S VERDICT.

DUNEDIN, April 9

The military inquiry into the circumstances of the disappearance of Private George Mould was concluded to-day. The evidence was read of Captain Cameron, "of the Maori, who said that he had no direct knowledge of Mould's

disappearance. No report • of-it was made to him during the trip. evidence of. Mann,'the Maori's purser, was also read. He also said no report was made to him on the night of. February 3-4 that Mould had jumped overboard. The only new witness was John Campbell MeGill, a returned soldier. He said that he. and Mould were in the > same cabin. Witness after turning in did not see Mould again. He reported the disappearance in the mornfng. • The Court, after retirement, found Mould disappeared during the voyage,. / of the Mpjpri, that at the time he was ..' physically ' and mentally , capable of looking after himself and that no officer, non-com., or soldier was directly or indirectly guilty of neglect of duty^ In'the "evidence of the Captain aria purser of the Maori, the disappearaoae ~ oi'.Burns on a previous trip was refer--:} re^t"o""af^lirfmg'^been reported, and,.;, ea/eh of these witnesses spoke of him as a boy named J. Burns. The previous initial mentioned at the inquiry was B.

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SOLDIER'S PATE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9582, 9 April 1919

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SOLDIER'S PATE Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9582, 9 April 1919

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