HC Deb 05 February 1926 vol 191 c502W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can state the reason why Lieut. W. H. Chadwick was dismissed from the Army when acting-captain of a regiment in Burma; whether he is aware that previous to his marriage this officer received high recommendations for his zeal and efficiency; and whether he is prepared to have an inquiry to ascertain if satisfactory reasons were produced to justify this officer's discharge?


I have been asked to reply. Lieut. Chadwick was not dismissed from the Army. He held a temporary commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers from which he was released in May, 1920. He applied far a permanent commission in the Indian Army for which the authorities were unable to recommend him. Previous service in the Reserve carried no claim as of right to a permanent commission. My Noble Friend has satisfied himself that Lieut. Chadwick's application, like others which were also unsuccessful, received proper consideration and was treated strictly on its merits.