Soldier's Death (Notification to Widow)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Walter Edwards Mr Walter Edwards , Stepney Whitechapel and St George's

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the widow of a soldier killed at parachute training has received a telegram informing her of his death and that either his body could be sent home but no other expenses, funeral or travelling would be allowed, or else the funeral would be held locally and free railway warrants issued for only two persons to travel there upon application to the police; and whether he will take steps to prevent a repetition of such-treatment which causes unnecessary suffering to widows of Service men?