The Evils of “Treating”

Birmingham Mail – Thursday 01 April 1915

THE EVILS OF TREATING. SOLDIER’S STORY OF TRAIN FATALITY CASTLE BROMWICH

A tragic story of the evils of treating was told at Leicester yesterday, when a soldier was remanded on a charge drunkenness.

The Chief Constable said defendant was discharged from hospital Birmingham on Saturday. He stated he was treated to drinks by friends and bought a bottle of whisky, inviting sailor who was returning to Chatham to join him.

They drank the whisky in the train and the soldier became insensible while the sailor fell out of the train at Castle Bromwich and was killed.


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