HC Deb 13 May 1915 vol 71 cc1828-9

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a registered packet containing £5 14s. was on 23rd November, 1914, dispatched by the officer commanding the 16th Lancashire Battery, Royal Field Artillery, to Corporal W. W. Breese at Salisbury Plain; whether such letter was signed for by H. C. Donagher, military orderly of the Royal Engineers; whether as a matter of fact there is no such person in existence; and whether he will take steps to refund the money to the battery in question?


The letter was duly delivered to the signature of the authorised post orderly, H. G. Donagher, who, I am informed, was 2nd corporal, No. 605, of the 1/2nd Hampshire (Works) Company, Royal Engineers, and was appointed post orderly by the Camp Commandant, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, of the Canadian Forces, and is now with the Expeditionary Force. The responsibility of the Post Office ceased with the delivery of the letter to Donagher.


Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly wait and see what answer the War Office gives to the identical question I am asking them?