HC Deb 19 February 1920 vol 125 cc1075-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Private William Wilson, No. 189,752, Machine Gun Corps; whether he is aware that this lad enlisted on the 6th October, 1919, and became 17 years of age on the 17th of the same month; that the officer in charge of records for the Machine Gun Corps, York Street, S.W., wrote to the hon. Member for the Consett Division on the 18th December saying that the necessary action was being taken to expedite the lad's discharge; whether the military authorities now refuse to discharge the lad; if so, if he will state the reason for their refusal; and whether he is aware that the circumstances of this family are very urgent, the father having been injured underground, the other children being in very bad health, and this son being the only effective support of the family?


My attention had not previously been drawn to this case, but I am enquiring as to the circumstances in which the application was refused, and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that information with regard to the case of Private G. Hunt, No. 030,684, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, now in India, which was promised on the 31st October, 1919, by the Royal Army Medical Corps authorities, is still not forthcoming; and will he take steps to hasten it?


I am informed that this man was demobilised on the 26th January last. The report called for from India on his case has not yet been received.