HC Deb 11 March 1919 vol 113 cc1067-8
68. Mr. JESSON

asked the Secretary of State for War if he has received an application for the demobilisation of Private J. W. Westmuckett, No. 93394, Royal Army Medical Corps, 19th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt; if he is aware that Private Westmuckett left school just before his sixteenth birthday, in September, 1914, to join the Army, giving his age as about eighteen; that he was at Gallipoli and other centres of war; whether he is aware that his parents are now anxious to get him home to learn a trade; and whether, under the special circumstances, he will secure his immediate demobilisation?

Captain GUEST

From the information given by my hon. Friend, Private Westmuckett would appear to be eligible for demobilisation, and, if so, will no doubt be released in due course. There is no trace of any application having been received in respect of this man; neither is he registered as pivotal nor for special release.


Are any steps being taken to get the men back from Alexandria who have permission to come back?

Captain GUEST

Yes, Sir; Alexandria is being treated as fairly as any other outlying station.