HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2163W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any of the men who have never joined the Army and have always been willing to return to their normal civil occupations, but are deemed under the Military Service Act to have become soldiers though persistently refusing to obey any military order, have been shot by the military for this offence; if so, under what Statute; how many; whether their relatives have been apprised of the fact; and whether a record is kept of the names of persons so executed?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, and the rest of the question does not therefore arise.