HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1189-90W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will inquire into the case of Lance-Corporal R. H. Price, No. 1 Company, Army Service Corps, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, who offered his services at the commencement of the War and joine das a driver, being attested on 10th August, 1914, but whose attestation papers apparently went astray; can he say if this soldier, who was without pay for many months, and who has not been given a regimental number, was recently sent to France without an identification disc; if he was sent back to England for this reason; whether the necessary papers have yet been found; and will he have regard to the hardship suffered by Price owing to this state of affairs and have the terms of his enlistment regularised without further delay?


The case of this soldier is being inquired into, and the question of his proper rate of pay will, I hope, be settled shortly. He is being paid meanwhile at the lower rate. Apart from this question, his documents are in order. He was sent to France on escort duty, and returned on completion of the duty. Identity discs are not issued except to soldiers proceeding for service.