HC Deb 17 July 1913 vol 55 c1443
113 Mr. JOWETT

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that although the mother of the late Lance-Corporal Smith, of the Imperial Cadet Yeomanry of Fagley, Bradford, Yorks, who was killed on duty whilst returning from the Whitsuntide manœeuvres on 6th June, 1911, and also the undertaker who afterwards arranged his funeral, were explicitly told that the funeral expenses would be paid by the Imperial Cadet Yeomanry, the expenses referred to have not to this day been paid; if he will say at whose expense the journey to Bradford and back from London of the eight Lancers under the command of Colonel H. V. Duncombe, D.S.O., who attended to give military distinction to the funeral, was borne; and if he is prepared to see that the expenses of the funeral are paid?

Colonel SEELY

Nothing is known at the War Office of this matter. A cadet company is financially self-supporting, and no expenditure of this character in connection with it can fall upon Army funds.