HC Deb 24 June 1941 vol 372 cc928-9
4. Sir Robert Young

asked the Secretary of State for War why J. K. Wallace, a British-born subject of alien parents, who enlisted in the 340th Company, 35th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Royal Engineers, Territorial Association, 1st Surrey Rifles, on or about 26th September, 1938, was sent to Nutley, Sussex, and, on 2nd October, 1938, was granted indefinite leave subject to 24 hours' notice of recall, was verbally discharged early in 1939; why this man, having returned his equipment and having been in the pay of the Army, received no discharge papers; and will he take steps to see that this man lies no longer under the suspicion of having been discharged from the Army for improper conduct?

Captain Margesson

I am having inquiries made into this; case, and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Sir R. Young

May I remind the right hon. and gallant Gentleman that in making these inquiries I have a copy of the notification of leave of absence?

Captain Margesson

Yes, Sir.