HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 c1129

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether it is the practice to bury in his blanket a soldier killed in action; and whether it is the practice to charge the soldier's dependants 6s. 9d., or any other and what sum, for such blanket?


Soldiers killed in action are frequently buried in their blankets. It is, of course, not the practice to make any charge for the blanket, and if my hon. and learned Friend has knowledge of any case in which such a charge has been made. I hope he will let me have full particulars.