HC Deb 04 November 1918 vol 110 c1769
80. Mr. ALDEN

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Alexander Clement Turner, 56, Somerset Road, Tottenham, N., is the last of four sons, three of whom are serving, Private S. J. Turner, No. 201203, 4th Middlesex Regiment, has lost his right arm, Rifleman W. M. Turner, No. 11873, 13th King's Royal Rifle Corps, Command Depot, Andover, wounded in the thigh, and Private H. T. Turner, No. 50179, 9th Suffolk Regiment, D Company, Hut 62, W Lines, I.C.D., Scorton Camp, Catterick, Yorkshire; that the father died on 27th August, 1918, after an operation in Tottenham Hospital; whether he is aware that this boy, notwithstanding medical certificates to the effect that he has cardiac dilation and defective eyesight, has been examined by the board of medical assessors and confirmed in Grade I; and whether, under these circumstances, as he cannot be released on medical grounds, he will give instructions cancelling the order to join the Colours on grounds of special hardship to the mother, who has lost her husband and has given three sons to the Army?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I am making inquiries into this case, and have given instructions that in the meanwhile Turner's calling-up should be suspended.