HC Deb 10 July 1919 vol 117 cc2031-2W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Gunner G. Shipman, No. 99563, Royal Garrison Artillery, Mountain Battery, 3 M.A. Brigade, Jutogh, Simla, is detained with his battery though he has been declared medically unfit for loose cartilage of the knee; and, if so, whether he will endeavour to expedite Gunner Shipman's discharge?

Captain GUEST

Inquiries into this case are being made, and I will let my hon. Friend know the result in due course.


asked the Secretary of State for War why Private A. Gay, No. 124979, Royal Army Medical Corps, 154th Field Ambulance, A Section, Syren Force, British Expeditionary Force, North Russia, who is forty-three, has not been released in conformity with his promise to the House?

Captain GUEST

Instructions were issued for the demobilisation of Private Gay, but, owing to the conditions that existed in North Russia, I regret they could not be carried out. He will, however be released as soon as circumstances permit.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether Corporal G. S. Horman and Sappers G. W. Waples and E. Whetter were attached to a Royal Engineer signal section, orders for the disbandment and withdrawal of which were given in March last; whether the general officer commanding Marines and the admiral successfully objected; whether the Army has again asked for these men because they are due for demobilisation; whether the Navy has declined to agree to their withdrawal; whether naval ratings at Mudros have been released by the naval authorities because of two and a half years service on the island, whereas these signallers with much longer service are being retained; and whether, as the work is purely naval in character and proper to that arm, he will inform the Admiralty that these men must be released?


I am making inquiry, and will acquaint the hon. Member of the result as soon as possible.