London Times, 4 January 1911, p. 5: THE RUSSIAN SAILOR KILLED AT TOULON. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) PARIS, JAN. 3.
With reference to the Russian sailor who was fired upon and killed by a French sentinel at Toulon last Sunday evening, it was decided yesterday during the course of an inquiry held at Toulon in the presence of M. Drageon, the Russian Consul, that the French sentinel had not exceeded his duty. The body was buried at 10 o’clock this morning, and wreaths were sent by the crew of the battleship Slava to which the sailor belonged, by the 3rd Regiment of Infantry, and by the town of Toulon. The French soldier who fired the shot was one of those who bore the wreath offered by the 3rd Regiment of Infantry.
Among those present at the interment were Admiral Jauréguiberry, the Maritime Prefect, M. Gasquet, the Mayor of Toulon, and M. Drageon, the Russian Consul.