AN expatriate, 28, will appear in Eastern Court today charged with assaulting a British Army officer fighting for his life in hospital. Captain Chris Burke, 26, was last night in an ill condition at Prince of Wales Hospital but was understood to be conscious. Captain Burke slipped into a coma several days after he was smashed over the head with a concrete slab two weeks ago while trying to help a woman friend who was slapped across the face during a fight in Joe Bananas, Wan Chai. A police spokesman said the man was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm following a police investigation involving about 80 people who were around the bar at the time. The man was arrested on Thursday.