§ Mr. R. McNEILL
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can give any information regarding Corporal J. H. E. Watkins, No. 1176, 2nd Rhodesians Signalling Section, German East Africa, from whom nothing has been heard for more than four months, although up to that time he had corresponded regularly with relations in England, and whose name, so far as is known, has not been included in any casualty list?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
No casualty to this soldier has been reported since he was transferred to a hospital ship in November suffering from malaria. J have now cabled for news of his present condition, but I would observe that it is not traced that any inquiry from the relatives has been received at the Colonial Office, where the records of the regiment are kept; otherwise inquiry would have been made before