United States Military Personnel (Marriages)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Edward Wickham Lieut-Colonel Edward Wickham , Taunton

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is aware that no American military personnel on duty in any foreign country may marry without written permission issued under the authority of the United States Army commander and that an American soldier who marries without such approval will be liable to trial by court-martial; and whether he will make sure that all registrars of marriages are aware of these facts;

(2) whether he will inform registrars of marriage and women's organisations that in the event of an American soldier on foreign service in this country being given permission to marry no special living arrangements will be made; no marriage allowance will be payable or privileges granted in lieu thereof; and the wife will not become a United States citizen by virtue of her marriage nor will she be allowed to accompany her husband on change of station or on his return to the United States of America?