§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether he is aware that, because of the serious illness of his wife, application was made for leave by Gunner J. Kimpton, No. 130,684,Royal Garrison Artillery, 115, AA. Section H.R., E Battery, Italian Expeditionary Force, Italy; that the wife was assured by the police that her husband's application would be granted; that after the application for leave had been put in Mrs. Kimpton died, and that a letter has now been received from the husband stating that leave was refused him; and whether, in view of the circumstance that his child is now very ill, he can see his way to authorise the granting of leave to this soldier?1118W
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
This case has been referred by wire to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, and I will let my hon. and gallant Friend know the result as soon as possible.