Sub-Lieutenant a. R. F. Purvis.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 31st July 1922.

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Sub-Lieutenant Purvis was, at a medical survey held on the 21st June last, found unfit for further service in the Royal Navy, and it was necessary, therefore, to place him on the retired list from that date, in accordance with the invariable rule in such cases. Officers who are surveyed and found medically unfit are informed of the decision at the time. Owing to heavy pressure of work at the Admiralty, I regret that there was some delay in the formal notification of retirement reaching him.

The question of gratuities for officers in sub-Lieutenant Purvis' position has been under consideration by His Majesty's Government, and I am glad to say that under a decision now received this officer is entitled to a gratuity of £400, payment of which will be made immediately.