HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 cc624-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Private A. T. Lee, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, and Lance-Corporal, No. 16743, Military Foot Police, enlisted in August, 1900, and was discharged to Section A, Army Reserve, 1908; that he was discharged with a very good character, and that he holds the South African Medal and five clasps; that he re-engaged in Section D, Army Reserve, 1912, and was called up on 4th August, 1914, when he proceeded to France, afterwards to Salonika, and in November, 1917, came home on time-expired leave; that he was ordered to report for further service in December, 1917, and whilst so serving overstayed his leave from camp for five days, but on return was tried by court-martial on some charge unknown and sentenced to forty-two days' detention; what was the man charged with; and whether he can order the payment of his pension for the first term of service to be paid; as the same is retainer for an unknown charge in the second period of service?


I am making inquiries, and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.