HC Deb 04 April 1919 vol 114 cc1554-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will inquire into the case of Private E. L. Rushton, No. M/337589, 78th Auxiliary Petrol Company, 979th Company, Motor Transport, Army Service Corps, British Expeditionary Force, with a view of his early release on compassionate grounds, this soldier being the sole support of his mother?


There is no trace of any application on compassionate grounds having been received by the War Office in respect of Private Rushton, neither is he registered as pivotal or for special release. If my hon. Friend will obtain a statement giving the full facts of the compassionate grounds on which this application is based, vouched for by himself, a clergyman, justice of peace, or a doctor, the case will be considered.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether instructions can be given for the demobilisation of Private G. A. Miller, No. 32458, Royal Army Medical Corps, 21st Stationary Hospital, Batoum, Russia, who joined the Army in November, 1914, went overseas in December, and since then has had no leave?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Aberdeen (S.) on the 25th ultimo regarding men of the Royal Army Medical Corps. If Private Miller's service is as stated, he will be released as soon as his services can be dispensed with, or as soon as he can be substituted.