HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 cc56-7W
Lieutenant-Colonel STANLEY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will cause a further inquiry to be made into the case of Private H. Statham, 3rd Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment, who enlisted on 19th August, 1914, and was discharged on 1st May, 1918, with only twenty-four days with the Colours, in view of the fact that this man was sent home suffering from shell-shock, and, while under the effects of this, absented himself and was consequently declared a deserter, though he had no intention of deserting, and did, in fact, give himself up as an absentee when he recovered his normal state?


I am making inquiries into this case, and will write to my hon. and gallant Friend as early as possible.