HC Deb 02 April 1919 vol 114 c1183
61. Mr. HURD

asked whether, in view of the early return of men of the 1/4th Somerset Regiment from the East, and in view, of their long service in distant theatres under severe climatic conditions and without home leave, he can make such arrangements in respect of their demobilisation as will permit of a public welcome being given in Somerset to the returning troops?


The cadres of the 1/4th Somersetshire Light Infantry are under orders to return to the United Kingdom, though it is not yet known definitely when they will arrive. Their destination will be Bath, and the earliest intimation of date and probable time of their arrival will be conveyed to the civic authorities of that city when the time comes.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether they have started yet?


I do not carry that point in my head, but I can easily ascertain, if the hon. Gentleman wishes it.