HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 c2938W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Private Carr, No. 3,029, 9th Manchester Territorials, died in the Government hospital at Suez of erysipelas, having been injured in Gallipoli and sent to hospital at Alexandria with septic poisoning; that a wire was sent to his mother by the authorities to the effect that he was dangerously ill, and that he was afterwards sent to England on 1st January, 1916, on leave; whether he is aware that when his leave expired he was too ill to get out of bed and a medical man certified his unfitness to travel, but that notwithstanding this he was sentenced to ten days' C.B. for staying beyond leave; whether he is aware that he was sent abroad and died as above stated, and will inquiry be made into the circumstances whereby he was sent abroad in his state of health; and will his nearest surviving relation, his mother, receive any grant or allowance?


I will have inquiry made.