HC Deb 02 April 1919 vol 114 cc1219-20W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Sapper V. E. P. Smith, No. 64840, L Signals, Army Post Office, S 117, Crater Exchange, Bapaume Area, has been refused demobilisation; and whether, seeing that this man enlisted in January, 1915, and has been wounded and gassed six times, he will cause immediate inquiries to be made?


If the date of Private Smith's enlistment is as stated, he will no doubt be demobilised in due course. Under the regulations in force due consideration is given to men of long service.


asked the Secretary of State for War if he can release from the Army Private R. W. Liddel, No. 58461, 10th Platoon, C Company, 1/4th York and Lancaster Regiment, Cologne, Germany?


Inquiries are being made into the case of Private Liddel, and I will inform the hon. Member of the result as soon as possible.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Corporal R. Middleton, No. 199056, Royal Air Force, No. 2 Cadet Wing, Somerset Barracks, Shorncliffe, who was passed into the Service contrary to the decision of the Stirlingshire Tribunal and has not been yet released, and is graded in Group 3?

Major-General SEELY

I am having inquiries made as to whether Corporal Middleton is eligible for release, and I shall let my hon. Friend know the result. The Ministry of National Service are the authorities concerned in passing men for service, and no notification has been received from that Ministry regarding the tribunal decision mentioned.

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