HC Deb 10 March 1920 vol 126 c1298W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any promise has been made to relatives of missing soldiers to the effect that if information can be given of the last place where such soldier was seen alive a search of the burial ground will be made and every possible step taken to secure identification according to the information given for such purpose; whether parties are now engaged at this work; and, if not, will he order such a search to be made in the case of Private F. J. Campbell, No. 33,768, 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, about whom ample identification marks and last place where seen alive can be given?


All possible steps are taken to identify the resting-places of our fallen soldiers, special parties being employed in searching the battlefields. Those engaged on the work avail themselves of all information that can be obtained, and have succeeded in discovering a considerable number of identifications. If the hon. Member will furnish me with any information in his possession regarding the case mentioned, I will see that search is made, if this has not already been done.

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