THE HULL PACKET & EAST RIDING TIMES
Fri 13 Jun 1879
MILITARY COURT OF INQUIRY IN HULL
On Monday a Court of Inquiry into the conduct of Lieut-Colonel Humphrey was opened at the Artillery Barracks. The Court consisted of Lieutenant-Colonel Creswick, of the Sheffield Artillery Corps; Lieutenant-Colonel Hodson, Administrative Battalion East York Rifle Volunteers; and Major Lancey, R E, adjutant of the Leeds Engineers.
The inquiry was a closed inquiry, and no one was permitted to be present except the person actually giving evidence at the time and Lieut-Col Humphrey. The mode of investigation appears to have been that those preferring the charges were called up and asked to make a statement, and any evidence they had to offer was then taken, Colonel Humphrey examining such witnesses. Colonel Humphrey’s evidence in reply to the charges was then taken, and his witnesses were called into the room seriatim.
It may be added that the Court was merely one of inquiry, and is not empowered to give a decision on the matters now being investigated. The proper course is for them to transmit to the War Office the evidence taken before them, and the decision will be given from head-quarters. It is probable that the result of the investigation will not be known for about a month. A very great number of witnesses were called.