HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 cc1304-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Dr. R. M. Danks volunteered to serve for one year or the duration of war, whichever was the shorter period, on 1st March, 1917; that he served in France from 17th March, 1917, to 12th February, 1918, was invalided home, appeared before a medical board and had his category reduced from A1 to C1, tendered his resignation, which was accepted, received the King's certificate of discharge in May, 1918, and has since been called upon to return the King's certificate and to report for service with the Colours; and whether, in view of the fact that he fulfilled his engagement and was invalided home on medical grounds, he will extend to this doctor complete exemption from further service under paragraph IV. (a) of the First Schedule to the Military Service Act (No. 2) of 1918, and to return to him the King's certificate of discharge?


Dr. R. M. Danks held a temporary commission from 1st March, 1917, to 28th February, 1918, when he relinquished it on the expiration of his contract. He was not invalided from the Service, but was found fit for active duty at home, and only temporarily unfit for Category A. The King's certificate was issued to him in error, and has accordingly been withdrawn. He remains liable for further service, and cannot be granted complete exemption.