HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 cc1429-30
34. Mr. DORIS

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Patrick Noble, No. 54283, I Company, 3rd Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, an Irish migratory labourer, who was forced to join the Army in England, has suffered from a diseased hip during the past seven years and is permanently lamed; if he will state how long Noble has been confined to hospital since his compulsory enlistment; whether he has been passed for active military service abroad; and whether it is proposed to retain him in the Army?


As the hon. Member has already been informed, this man was not forced to join the Army, but presented himself for enlistment. Inquiries are being made as to his being in hospital, and the hon. Member will be informed of the result in due course.