HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 c1430W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Private Neil M'Millan, No. 3785, No. 7 Platoon, B Company, of the Glasgow Highlanders, is only 16¾ years of age, yet has been in the trenches in France; that the birth certificate of this boy was sent in a registered letter on 12th July to the officer commanding; that a further registered letter was sent on 27th July, and that the return of this soldier is still delayed or refused; and, if so, will he see that promises made in the House regarding such lads are adhered to by his Departments?


Orders were issued on the 8th instant to the division to which this man belongs to send him to the base for return to England.