HC Deb 11 March 1919 vol 113 c1065
32. Mr. HURD

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the intimation conveyed in letters from men of the ¼th Somersets, Mesopotamia, that a large number of men of the battalion are now being demobilised and returned home, many of them after long service and no home leave, he will endeavour to arrange that they shall be demobilised in drafts of 50 or 100 men at their headquarters, Bath, where the War hospital has been made the dispersal centre for the counties of Somerset and Gloucester, so as to permit of a public welcome by representatives of the county of Somerset as a whole?

Captain GUEST

The hospital referred to is not a dispersal centre, but is a dispersal hospital, and deals solely with sick and wounded. It is regretted that it is not possible to make special arrangements for men of individual units.