HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc702-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether Private William Reilly, No. 40776, 2nd Battalion Royal Scottish Fusiliers, was killed on 23rd April, 1917; whether it is the case that his widow has not yet received his gratuity; if he can state the cause of the delay; and when this money will be paid?


Steps are being taken to ascertain the widow's present address and as soon as this is known the gratuity will be issued.

Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Mr. Alfred du Domaine, 127, Byron Avenue, East Ham, a retired lieutenant with fifteen years' unpensioned service in the Naval Reserve, re-enlisted at the outbreak of war, 1914, at the age of fifty-six years, in the Royal Defence Corps, and after serving three years nine months was officer commanding the guard at Mill Hill P. W. G.; that he was asked to resign his commission in July, 1918, but was not gazetted out of the Army until December, 1918; and whether, in view of the mitigating circumstances of the case, the decision to withdraw his gratuity can be reconsidered?


The facts of this case have been fully considered more than once. The decision that the officer has forfeited his gratuity was arrived at after full consideration of all the circumstances and it is not proposed to alter it.