HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c51W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can have the case investigated of Gunner A. Godfrey, No. 73308, 1st Kent heavy battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, who volunteered early in 1915 and for whom many letters have been stamped and forwarded by the Labour Exchange at Exeter; and when this gunner, for whom his late place as manager in a firm is being kept open, is likely to return?


No application has been received by the War Office in respect of this soldier either as a pivotal man or for special release. I presume that the letters to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers were the usual "contract" offers of employment. It is not quite clear from the information given whether Gunner Godfrey actually joined the Colours in 1915, but his demobilisation will depend on his eligibility under existing Regulations.