HC Deb 08 March 1938 vol 332 cc1685-6
2. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give any information in connection with the bravery displayed by Private Mott, 1st Battalion the Essex Regiment, in Palestine when a bomb was thrown into the Jordania café in Haifa and fell at the feet of Private Mott, and he picked it up and hurled it through a window into the street?

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Hore-Belisha)

The facts are as stated in the question, and the announcement of the award by His Majesty the King of the medal of the British Empire Order has already been made.

Mr. Thorne

A medal is all right, but will the right hon. Gentleman be inclined to have conversations with one of the officers who has a recommendation to make?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Any recommendation that might be made would, of course, be treated in the proper manner.

Mr. Thorne

Will the right hon. Gentleman accept a recommendation from me?