HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1804

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will give instructions for the release of Sapper F. Rains, No. 160063,. 521st London Field Company, Royal Engineers, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, at present on leave in England, whose home has been broken up as a result of his wife's illness, so that he may take up the civil employment awaiting him?


In the absence of particulars of length of service, age, etc., I am unable to state whether this soldier will come under the terms of the instructions recently issued providing for the early release of all men who are eligible for demobilisation. If he is not so eligible his case may come under the Rules governing releases on compassionate grounds, and on receipt of a certified statement giving the full facts and particulars, the case will be fully considered. I am sending my Noble Friend a copy of the instructions on the subject for his guidance.