HC Deb 17 January 1945 vol 407 c176W
Mr. E. Granville

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport in what circumstances the personal effects of Cadet Dennis Cox, killed in action on 15th August, 1943, were lost somewhere between Glasgow and London while in transit from Algiers to Halesworth, Suffolk.

Mr. Noel-Baker

On 10th August last, the Superintendent of the Mercantile Marine Office in Glasgow delivered the effects of the late Cadet Dennis Cox to a carter employed by a cartage contractor for conveyance to Queen Street Railway Station. The effects were to be despatched by rail to Mr. Cox's father, but I am sorry to say that they were stolen on the way to the station, and that the police have not succeeded in tracing either the effects or the thief. Anex gratia payment of £100 has been made in compensation to Mr. Cox's father.