HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 cc552-3
71. Mr. O'GRADY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Cyril Edgar Morris, a young Irish guardsman, who appeared before the Oxted (Surrey) magistrates charged with being a convict on licence who has been discharged from the Army, and remanded by the magistrates; and, if so, whether, in view of the exemplary character of Morris while in the Army since he enlisted in July, 1914, the War Office authorities will take steps with a view of reinstating Morris in some capacity in the Army?


This case was brought to the notice of the War Office by the justices of Godstone, before whom the man was charged. The Officer Commanding, Irish Guards, having agreed to Morris being reinstated in his regiment, orders are being issued for his discharge from the Army to be cancelled.