HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 cc452-3
10. Captain BOWYER

asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of Private Albert G. French, No. 12838, 7th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, who was reported missing on the 9th May, 1917, and since reported as supposed to have been killed on that date; is he aware that this man since the age of eighteen months was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Smith, of 32, York Road, Stony Stratford, Bucks, who cared for him for twenty-two years, that he had no blood relatives known, that he was unmarried, that no will can be traced, but that his adopted parents are prepared to swear that he did make a will leaving all his effects to his adopted mother; and will he cause inquiries to be made into this case and enable Private French's foster parents to prove their claim?


I will have further inquiries made, and will inform my hon. and gallant Friend of the result in due course.