General Sir John Cowans.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 15th June 1920.

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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he can give any information regarding the objects of the visit of General Sir John Cowans to Mesopotamia; is he travelling at Government expense; if not, is this officer paying his own expenses; and is he receiving pay and allowances from the War Office?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

I have no official information on this subject. No charges are borne upon Government funds.

Mr. MALONE:

Has General Cowans obtained the permission of the War Office to leave this country?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

Sir John Cowans has retired from the position of Quartermaster-General, which he held with great distinction for a very long time, and he is perfectly entitled to take any lawful course which seems open to him.

Photo of Mr William Ormsby-Gore Mr William Ormsby-Gore , Stafford

Is he still on the active list?

Photo of Mr Winston Churchill Mr Winston Churchill , Dundee

No, he has retired definitely.