Former MP for Abingdon
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I only desire to intervene in this, Debate for a very short time, and, before I address myself to certain points that have been raised in the Debate so far, I should like, if I am in order, to refer to something which fell from the hon. and gallant Member for the Handsworth Division of Birmingham (Commander O. Locker-Lampson), who referred in rather pointed terms to the death of Captain Cromie.
I will deal in a moment or two with the question whether it was a murder, and I think that possibly it may be of interest to the Committee if I throw a little light on the subject, because, first of all, I was present on the occasion of the alleged murder of Captain Cromie. There has been a great deal of misconception about a good many of the happenings since the Russian Revolution took...
As to how far he was denied burial I am unable to state, because I was in the hands of the assailants, and was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress at the time when the burial took place, only receiving the information from the neutral Ministers after I was released. What I can say, however, is that I do not remember—and I was within a few yards of Captain Cromie when he was shot—I...
Former MP for Abingdon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 December 1923 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 9 October 1924 — General election
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