HC Deb 15 March 1897 vol 47 c670
MR. T. C. H. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burghs)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the facts in Connection with the recent dismissal of Private Adam Robertson, the holder of a long-service medal, from his regiment, the 1st Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers; whether a Volunteer so dismissed has an appeal from the finding of his superior officer to the Secretary of State for War; and whether, taking the Circumstances of the case into account, the Secretary of State for War can see his way to reinstate the said Private Adam Robertson?


This case has not been reported to Headquarters. Under the Volunteer Act of 1863, the Commanding Officer of a Volunteer Corps has the right to dismiss a member; but the member dismissed can appeal to Her Majesty through the Secretary of State for War.