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Desertion Charge (Mistaken Identity)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War if his attention has been called to the case of 19193445 Gunner Gordon Lester, Royal Artillery, who was treated as a deserter as a result of mistaken identity; and if he will take steps to avoid such occurrences in the future.

This unfortunate occurrence, which was the result of mistaken identity, is very much regretted. My right hon. Friend has called for a full report and when this has been considered he will write to my hon. Friend.