§ 37. Captain DOUGLAS HALL
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that Fireman Arthur Young was given a naval certificate of discharge from His Majesty's Ship "Victory," dated 6th October, 1916, stating that he was rejected after naval medical examination; that a few days later this man received his calling-up papers for the Army; that on these instructions he went with his naval certificate of discharge to the military recruiting officer at Newport on 19th December; that he was passed as fit for home service and was sent direct to Portsmouth and placed in the Devon's Labour Battalion; and whether, seeing that since joining the Army he has received his invalid's badge from the Admiralty for services rendered and has produced the same to his superior officers, the Admiralty will take steps to have the man reexamined with a view to being returned to the Navy, which he is desirous of doing?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
Inquiry is being made. I will communicate the result to my hon. and gallant Friend.