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THE HON. MAURICE GIFFORD.

FATAL BURNING ACCIDENT.

LONDON, July_3.

The Hon. Maurice Raymond Gifford, C.M.G., yvhlle undergoing the rest cure al Iloddesdon, a village near Hereford, was discovered rushing through the garden in

a mass of flames.

. Before dying, he said that he had been cleaning his clothes with petrol, when he lighted n cigarette.

A doctor stated at the Inquest that de- ceased had boen suffering from acute nervous prostration.

A verdict of accidental death was

returned.

Tho Hon. Maurice Gifford, fourth son of the socond Lord Gifford, saw much scrvico as an Irregular. He was in tho Egyptian campaign of 188- , ho was a scout in tho oporatlons against Riel's rebellion in Canada in 1885, and served as a scout in tho Matebelo campaign in Africa in 1893. Mr. Gifford commanded two troops of horse in tho Matebelo rebellion threo years later. In the relief of Mafeking ho

served on Colonel Mnhon's staff.

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