HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 cc1937-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that when powers were taken to transfer men from their unit to another it was stated that men who voluntarily enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and other Non-Combatant corps would not be transferred to a fighting unit if they held conscientious objections to taking life; whether he is aware that Cuthbert Morson voluntarily enlisted in 1915 in the ⅔rd East Anglian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, signing the foreign service document expressing his willingness to serve with any unit or corps with the Royal Army Medical Corps; that he was transferred to Egypt in 1917, and in October, 1918, was transferred against his wishes to the ¼th Northampton Regiment, his number being 205603; that this man is serving a sentence for refusing to discharge his duties; and whether he will make an inquiry into this case with a view to this man being given the advantage of the promise made?


I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so.