HC Deb 13 May 1914 vol 62 c1095
51. Mr. WILKIE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that F. C. Kerridge, a boilermaker, Bulford Camp, enlisted for the Mechanical Trans port, Army Service Corps, in 1909, in the belief that there was every prospect of his being well employed in his trade for the seven years; that, in view of the purchase of petrol lorries, Kerridge has only been employed at his trade on rare occasions; that, in consequence of this, he applied to be transferred to the Reserve at the end of five years' service, but the application has been refused; and whether, in view of the fact that the man's services as a boiler maker are not required, he will allow him to transfer to the Reserve and take work at his own trade?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

It is the case that this soldier applied to be transferred to the Army Reserve, on the ground that he was not employed at his trade of boiler-maker. Employment has now been found for him in this capacity at the Army Service Corps training establishment, Alder-shot.