HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 c1461
15. Mr. ROYCE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a cable was sent to Mesopotamia in May last ordering the demobilisation of Captain R. Gillespie Smith, Royal Army Medical Corps; and if so, why was the order not carried out, and can he state if this officer is still in Mesopotamia?


The answer to the first part of the hon. Member's question is in the negative. A cablegram was, however, sent to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Mesopotamia, asking that Captain Gillespie Smith should be sent home as soon as his services could be spared. According to the latest information in the Department, he is still serving in Mesopotamia.