HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 cc2389-90W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that Mrs. Carmody, of Limerick, who is a widow and who is also an invalid, has asked for the discharge of her son, J. Costello, who is a bandsman in the 1st King's Regiment, stationed at Aldershot; that she asks for his discharge under the Widows Act; and, as he is assured of permanent employment and wishes to keep his aged mother, will he see that her prayer is granted and that her son obtains his discharge?

Colonel SEELY

No application concerning this case has reached the War Office. Applications of this character are dealt with locally by General Officers Commanding-in-Chief in accordance with the King's Regulations. Inquiry shall be made into the facts of the case.