: WELLINGTON, May H. At the inquiry into -the- disappearance of Rifleman Russell. Samuel Morton Arcus, a Harbour Board official, »stated that Sergeant Stephens when taking Russell 1 aboard ,the Mararoa told him the man was suffering from shellshock and had got away from his escort the previous night. Witness remarked Ito Stephens that he wonM have to keep his eye on the man. Stephens replied he could manage, him alii right with a bit of common-sense and by humouring him. Stephens was quite sober and did not appear to regard the ca.se as a serious one. After hearing evidence of Russell having'eluded bis'escort the previous night'the inquiry was adjourned till to-morrow.
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MISSING SOLDIER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9610, 15 May 1919
MISSING SOLDIER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9610, 15 May 1919
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