HC Deb 16 November 1916 vol 87 c1018W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will take steps to stop the irregularities in regard to the calling up of men for military service committed by Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, Stourbridge, particularly his practice of calling up on short notice men who are entitled to two months' further grace, this having been done in the cases of D. Sedgley, Ernest Smith, H. Parker, and others, and also his action in not giving at least fourteen days' notice as required by the Regulations in other cases?


Inquiries have been made, and it has not proved possible to trace D. Sedgley. It appears that there are eighteen Ernest Smiths and five H. Parkers on the register; perhaps the hon. Member will say to which he refers.