HC Deb 29 April 1915 vol 71 cc851-2W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will state why letters and parcels sent to soldiers on active service, which are undelivered on account of the death of the addressee, are not returned through the War Office, or otherwise, to the home address of the deceased to be at the disposal of his representatives; and if he will give directions for this course to be followed in future?


By arrangement with the military authorities, letters and parcels addressed to soldiers on active service which are returned to the Post Office as undeliverable on account of the death of the addressees are retained until the casualties have been officially notified by the War Office to the next-of-kin, and are then returned to the senders, in accordance with the ordinary rule that all undeliverable letters and parcels must be returned to the senders.