§ Mr. MacVEAGH
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Joseph M'Loughlin, No. 21800, 16, Circus Street, Liverpool, joined the Dublin Fusiliers on 3rd June, 1915, and served in the Dardanelles, Egypt, and France, served a period of detention for absence without leave, afterwards joined a labour corps in Nottingham, No. 407,587, was demobilised at the end of 1919, and is entitled, notwithstanding the detention period, to a gratuity of £23 3s.; and whether this sum will now be paid to him?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
Joseph M'Loughlin was sentenced to one year's detention for desertion in 1918. On conviction of desertion all prior service is forfeited, and such service is not allowed to count for the purpose of war gratuity. His claim is therefore inadmissible.