HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 c1426
16. Mr. O'GRADY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of a conscientious objector, named A. E. Dightain, who has been allocated to the 3rd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, and who was sentenced to two years' hard labour by court-martial, to be served in a civil prison, for alleged refusal to obey an order to appear on parade; and whether, having regard to the fact that, apart from Dightain's lifelong objection to the carrying of arms and to military service in any form, he is not physically fit for service he will be released and granted complete exemption under the terms of the Military Service Act providing for such cases as that of Dightain's?


I will have such inquiries as are necessary made, and will inform the hon. Member of the result.