HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1387-8W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will make a statement as to the arrangements come to between himself and the French Ministry of War during his recent visit to Paris?


No, Sir. There is no statement to make.

No. 42,374, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, St. Andrew's Barracks, Malta, on compassionate grounds; whether he is aware that he is the eldest son of Private Peter Derbyshire, who served through the War, but who, since demobilisation, has been mentally affected, being removed to Whittingham Asylum, Lancashire, on 20th January, 1920, where he still remains an inmate with little or no hopes of recovery, and, of the remaining five children at home, only one is able to work, three being under working age, and one too delicate to work?


This case had already been brought to notice, and instructions have been issued for Lance-Corporal Derbyshire to be discharged from the Army on extreme compassionate grounds.