WELLINGTON, May 8
The enquiry regarding the disappearance of Rifleman Russell, on a trip from Wellington to Lyttelton, was continued to-day: ...
' Captain Levy,' N.Z.M.C, said he was asked to provide an attendant to take Russell to Hanmer Springs. The rela-^ tive who made the request did not say* 1 that the man had shown suicidal tendencies or symptoms of insanity. A man suffering in that way would not have been sent to Hanmer Springs. He ordered that an attendant should be provided, since it was the rule of the office to meet the wishes.of next of kin.
Sereeant Stephens stated that he had been ordered to accompany Russell to Hanmer. He took the man on board; occupying a neighbouring berth. Russell got up several times, during the night, and showed signs of mental disturbance. . Between 5 and 5.30 a.m. Russell managed to elude witness. Witness made search for him without success, and informed the officers of the
shin. The. Court adjourned until Tuesday
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MISSING SOLDIER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919
MISSING SOLDIER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919
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