HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 c681
8. Lieut.-Colonel W. GUINNESS

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the great anxiety felt by the relations of missing men owing to reports that military hospitals contain cases of such severe mental trouble that identity cannot be established, he will arrange to publish photographs of all such patients in the Press or otherwise, and will also collect all these cases in one hospital where they can be seen by the relatives who still have hopes of tracing men who have been reported missing?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply-on the 9th December last to the hon. and gallant Member for Rotherham. There is now only one soldier of the Imperial Forces who is unidentified owing to mental trouble.

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

Would it be possible to publish a photograph of the soldier in the Press, in view of the large number of relatives of missing men who are anxious about these cases?


I will enquire into that.