HC Deb 27 July 1916 vol 84 c1884W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Second—Lieutenant H. S. Smith, 2/25th (Cyclist) Battalion London Regiment, was required to relinquish his commission on the grounds of ill—health in April last, and that H. S. Smith has been medically examined by the well-known specialist, Dr. Theo B. Hyslop, who certified him as being fit to rejoin the Army; whether H. S. Smith has applied to the War Office asking that he may be examined by the Army Medical Board with a view, if found fit for service, of having his commission restored to him; whether there is any reason why he should not be so reexamined; and, if so, what is the reason?


My hon. Friend will probably be aware of the grounds on which this officer was declared unfit for military service either at home or abroad. In consequence of his recent appeal it has been decided to ask this gentleman to appear before a medical board at the War Office in order that his fitness or otherwise for military duty may be ascertained.