HC Deb 20 February 1908 vol 184 c1014

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Michael Flannagan, a native of Cappoquin, county Waterford, served in the 17th Lancers from 1873 to 1891, and attained the rank of colour-sergeant; will he say whether he passed an examination qualifying him for a commission in the Army; under what circumstances did he leave the Army; and what was the name of the colonel of the 17th Lancers at the time Michael Flannagan left the regiment.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) The cavalry records for the period in question have been searched, but no trace can be found of the man mentioned.