HC Deb 12 June 1918 vol 106 c2194

asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether a North Lambeth family lost all trace of their only son fighting on the Western Front in 1915, after having been posted as missing; whether a few days ago his sister, on calling at an East End hospital, had her attention drawn to a patient who was making signs with his head for her to come to him, and, on going, discovered her brother, who had lost both arms and legs and was dumb; if he will say what the explanation is for information not being given to this man's family; and will he say whether there are any unidentified wounded soldiers in British hands at this date?


My attention has been called to a newspaper report, but I have no knowledge as to the facts of the case, and cannot make inquiry without further details. I am endeavouring to obtain these from the agency which I understand was responsible for distributing the notice to the Press.