HC Deb 09 November 1920 vol 134 cc1018-9W

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether Second-Lieutenant John Hollicks, Royal Air Force, was reported missing on 18th May, 1918, and presumed to be dead on 30th April, 1919, and the Graves Commission reported no trace of him on 20th April, 1920; whether, on 17th May, 1920, his cheque book was sent per War Office in a German envelope to his father, J. D. Hollicks, Little Gaynes, Upminster, Essex, having been returned through diplomatic channels; that there was no indication in said cheque book showing ownership, indicating that the Germans must be aware of the circumstances of either the death, capture, or disappearance of the said Lieutenant Hollicks; and will he cause inquiries to be immediately made through the sources whence the cheque book and 10s. 10d. cash, also forwarded by the Germans, came, in order to satisfy the legitimate desire for information as to their son on the part of his parents?


Exhaustive enquiries have been made, and will be pursued. I will inform my hon. Friend as soon as any definite information has been obtained.