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UK LT. HUBERT CHEVIS: Died of Strychnine Poisoning in June, 1931 - Aldershot, England

Discussion in 'Europe: Cold Cases' started by Blue G 3, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Blue G 3

    Blue G 3 Well-Known Member

    Hubert George "Hugh" Chevis

    On the afternoon of 20 June 1931 the couple had friends over for cocktails at their Blackdown Camp bungalow. After their friends had left, the Chevises had a slightly earlier dinner than usual, as they wanted to attend the local military tattoo that night. Dinner was prepared by their cook, Ellen Yeomans, and served by their batman, Nicholas Bulger. Gunner Bulger served the Manchurian partridge, onto the sideboard in the dining room, where Mrs Chevis carved it. After Chevis had eaten a mouthful of the bird, he summoned Bulger, saying "Take this bird away. It is the most terrible thing I have tasted." His wife tasted the meat and agreed with him. The partridges were incinerated in the kitchen by Ellen Yeomans. Not long after ingesting the mouthful of partridge, Chevis started experiencing severe cramps and convulsions and a doctor was called. Later that evening, Mrs Chevis also fell ill.

  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder how they were treating the help just prior to this occurrence?
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  3. Blue G 3

    Blue G 3 Well-Known Member

    Makes you wonder, doesn't seem the investigators paid much attention to the cook, or considered the possibility of an " inside job".

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