HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 cc641-2
93. Mr. P. WHITE

asked the Secretary of State for War why John Kane, of Navan, county Meath, who joined the 7th Leinsters on 19th October, 1914, was transferred to the 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers, Tipperary, and discharged from the Fusiliers on 6th January, 1915, regimental number 15989, D Company, 8th Royal Irish Fusiliers, has not received the discharge he applied for in the first instance to the regimental paymaster, Island Bridge, and in the second to the officer in charge of Infantry records, Island Bridge?

98 and 99. Mr. ANDERSON

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Emmanuel Maurice Goodman, of 9, Brewer Street, Woolwich, who, after being examined by the Stratford Medical Board and passed in Class B2, was requested by the Appeal Tribunal of the county of London to present himself for medical re-examination and was totally rejected for military service by the medical board at the Central London recruiting depot; whether he is aware that the War Office instructed Lieutenant Franklin, its military representative, to treat the second medical certificate as invalid and ordered Goodman to be arrested as an absentee; whether he will state the grounds on which such action was taken; and (2) whether his attention has been called to the case of Private H. Ansell, No. 6976, C Company, Camp 5, 2/4th Battalion, County of London Royal Fusiliers; whether he is aware that this lad, nineteen years of age, and passed as fit in October last, has suffered from consumption from his childhood, that he remained in Dagenham Sanatorium from June, 1914, to January, 1915, and that since leaving the sanatorium he has been laid up from time to time; and whether, in view of these facts, he will cause a further medical examination to be made in this case?


Inquiries are being made, and in each case a reply will be sent to the hon. Member.