HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc227-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Private A. Green, No. 11872, B Company, 12th Corps, Cyclist Battalion, late of the Salonika Force, was sent to Russia, where he landed on 9th January of this year, and was killed in action; if he was sent to Russia against his will and not as a volunteer; why he was sent to Russia in view of the declaration that only volunteers were being sent to Russia; and what the War Office proposes to do to compensate the widow and child of this soldier for their loss, under such circumstances?


Private Green was not sent to Russia but accompanied his unit, which was included in the Army of Occupation sent from Salonika to the Caucasus to enforce the terms of the Armistice with Turkey. There was no question of volunteering for such service, and the second and third parts of the hon. Member's question do not arise. The widow and child will receive any pension to which they may be entitled under the Regulations.