HC Deb 26 March 1919 vol 114 c428W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Lieutenant Wyndham Walker, Royal Garrison Artillery, now acting as transport officer at Mons, who has served with distinction in. the Army since April, 1917, and who had previously won an exhibition at Emanuel College, Cambridge, as well as a scholarship tenable with such exhibition; and whether, seeing that for the purposes of his education it is essential that he should go into residence at Cambridge in October next, he will accelerate his demobilisation for that purpose?


I am not aware of this. All officers are, however, liable to retention unless they fall within certain exceptions which are set out in Army Order 55 of 1919. If this officer's services are not required he will no doubt be released as soon as he can be dispensed with.