HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c688W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether arrangements have been made to ensure by 1st November, as promised, the demobilisation of all long-service men oversea benefiting by the prescribed Army conditions?


Yes, Sir. The dispatch from their present stations or theatres (except India) of all men who joined for continuous service with the Colours prior to 1st July, 1916, is to be completed by the 1st November, 1919, subject to the necessary transport being available.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether all 1914 and 1915 men serving in the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force have been ordered home for demobilisation; and, if not, when Private B. Newton, No. 63030, Royal Army Medical Corps, 23rd British stationary hospital, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, is likely to be demobilised, he having been on active service continuously since he joined the Army in August, 1915?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the latter part, inquiries are already being made, and my hon. Friend will be informed of the result as early as possible.