asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Lance-corporal Andrew Hatton, No. 201,207, 2/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, was reported on 8th November, 1917, as wounded and on 1st December as missing from 26th October, 1917, and that on 3rd October, 1918, he was definitely presumed to be dead from 26th October, 1917; whether there was any pay and other allowances due to this soldier on that date; and, if so, to whom were they paid?
The facts are as stated by the hon. Member. The sum of £4 5s. 6d. due to the estate of the late soldier on 26th October, 1917, the date on which he was subsequently presumed to have died, was paid to his mother, Mrs. Sarah Ann Hatton, on the 30th September, 1919. A further sum of £13, balance of War gratuity, was paid to her on the 1st December, 1919.