HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 c1318W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the case of Private Frank Leonard Hollingworth, No. 81118, 5th Company, Durham Light Infantry, who joined the forces, for the duration of the War, at the age of eighteen, in July, 1917, was taken prisoner by the Germans in France in April, 1918, reached England at the end of December, 1918, rejoined his unit two months later, and is now apparently under orders to proceed with a draft to Russia, although he has not volunteered for this service; and, if this information is correct, whether, in view of the frequent assurances given in this House that only volunteers shall be sent to Russia and that he is expecting to embark about the 16th of this month, ho will give immediate instructions that Private Hollingworth shall not be sent to Russia?


Inquiries had already been instituted in this case, and I will inform my hon. and gallant Friend of the result in due course.