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Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Bill

This is the text of the Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 18th May 2000.

 
 
  
Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Bill
 
 
 

 
 
A

B I L L

TO

Provide for the granting of pardons to soldiers of the British Empire Forces executed during the Great War of 1914 to 1919 following conviction for offences of cowardice, desertion or attempted desertion, disobedience, quitting post, violence, sleeping at post, throwing away arms or striking a superior officer; and for connected purposes.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Eligibility for pardon.     1. - (1) Any person (an "eligible person") who in the Great War of 1914 to 1919-
 
 
    (a) served in the British Empire Forces,
 
    (b) was convicted by a court martial of one or more of the offences set out in subsection (2) below or any of these offences together with any other offences,
 
    (c) was judicially executed following such conviction, and
 
    (d) is listed in Schedule 1 to this Act or is deemed to have been so listed in accordance with subsection (3) below
  shall be eligible for a pardon in accordance with the provisions of this Act in respect of any offence referred to in subsection (2) below.
 
      (2) The offences referred to in subsection (1) above are cowardice, desertion, attempted desertion, disobedience, quitting post, violence, sleeping at post, throwing away arms and striking a superior officer.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State may by order provide that any person not listed in Schedule 1 whom he believes on sufficient evidence otherwise to qualify as an eligible person shall be deemed to have been so listed and shall for all purposes be treated as if he was an eligible person within the meaning of this section.
 
Procedure for pardon.     2. - (1) An eligible person or a person so treated by virtue of subsection (3) of section 1 above shall be pardoned of any offence referred to in subsection (2) of section 1 above if the Secretary of State makes an order to that effect in accordance with the provisions of this section.
 
      (2) An order under subsection (1) above may be made-
 
 
    (a) in accordance with the provisions of subsection (3) below, or
 
    (b) after the Secretary of State has submitted to each House of Parliament a statement under section 4(b) below that he intends to make such an order in a particular case.
      (3) The Secretary of State shall, within three months of this Act coming into force, do one of the following, that is to say-
 
 
    (a) make an order under subsection (1) above in respect of every eligible person and any person so treated by virtue of subsection (3) of section 1 above, or
 
    (b) make an order referring the case of every eligible person and any persons so treated by virtue of subsection (3) of section 1 above to the tribunal established under section 3 below.
      (4) If the Secretary of State has made an order under subsection (3) above and subsequently makes an order under subsection (3) of section 1 above, he shall within seven days of making that order-
 
 
    (a) if he made an order under subsection (3)(a) above, make an order under subsection (1) above in respect of any person to whom the order under subsection (3) of section 1 above relates, or
 
    (b) if he made an order under subsection (3)(b) above, make an order referring the case of any person to whom the order under subsection (3) of section 1 above relates to the tribunal established under section 3 below.
The Pardons Tribunal.     3. - (1) Before making an order under section 2(3)(b) above, the Secretary of State shall appoint a tribunal, to be known as the Pardons Tribunal ("the Tribunal").
 
      (2) The Tribunal shall consist of not less than three nor more than five persons who are serving, or have served as judges of the High Court, the High Court of Justiciary or of any higher Court, together with not more than two other persons appointed by the Secretary of State under subsection (3) below.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State may be order appoint to the Tribunal not more than two persons who are serving or have served in the judiciary of Canada or New Zealand whose status is in the opinion of the Secretary of State equivalent to that of persons appointed under subsection (2) above.
 
      (4) Before making any appointments to the Tribunal the Secretary of State shall consult the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Justice General and any other persons or bodies he considers appropriate in all the circumstances.
 
      (5) The Tribunal shall review the case of each eligible person referred to it and shall submit to the Secretary of State-
 
 
    (a) a report on each case, and
 
    (b) a recommendation as to whether the person should be granted a pardon under the provisions of this Act.
      (6) A report under subsection (5)(a) and a recommendation under subsection (5)(b) above shall each deal only with one case.
 
      (7) Schedule 2 shall have effect in relation to the Tribunal.
 
Reports of Tribunal to be laid before Parliament.     4. A copy of each report under section 3(5) above shall be laid before each House of Parliament by the Secretary of State within one month of its submission together with-
 
 
    (a) any observations of the Secretary of State on the report,
 
    (b) a statement as to whether the Secretary of State proposes to make an order under section 2(1) above, and
 
    (c) if the statement referred to in subsection (1)(b) above is not in accordance with the recommendation of the Tribunal, the reasons why it is not so in accordance.
Effect of pardon.     5. A pardon under section 2 above shall-
 
 
    (a) unless this section otherwise requires, have similar effect to a pardon granted in exercise of the Royal Prerogative,
 
    (b) be deemed to remove or, as the case may be, nullify any degradations and penalties imposed in connection with the relevant offences, and
 
    (c) not have any effect on any existing financial rights or obligations of any dependant or of the Secretary of State.
Powers of the Secretary of State.     6. - (1) The Secretary of State may-
 
 
    (a) take such reasonable steps as he considers appropriate in all the circumstances to promote the memory and esteem of any person granted a pardon under section 2 above, and
 
    (b) make such payments as he considers reasonable in all the circumstances to any dependant of any such person.
      (2) Before determining the amount of any payment to be made under subsection (1)(b) above, the Secretary of State may consult such persons as appear to him to be representative of ex-servicemen's organisations, or to have expertise in the law, history of the Great War, welfare services or the provision of pensions as he considers appropriate.
 
Financial provisions.     7. There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament any expenses of the Secretary of State incurred in consequence of this Act.
 
Orders.     8. - (1) The power to make an order under any provision of this Act shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.
 
      (2) A copy of an order made under subsections (1) or (3) of section 2 above shall be laid before each House of Parliament.
 
Commencement.     9. - (1) This Act shall come into force when the Secretary of State has made a statement to the effect that in his view the provisions of the Act are compatible with the Convention rights.
 
      (2) In this section "Convention rights" has the meaning given in the Human Rights Act 1998.
 
 10. This Act may be cited as the Pardon for Soldiers of the Great War Act 2000.
 
   
 

 
S C H E D U L E S
 
 

 
 
 
SCHEDULE 1
 
  PERSONS REFERRED TO IN SECTION 1(1)(D)
 
 
Surname
 
Forenames
 
Rank
 
Number
 
Unit
 
Offence(s)
 
Date of
Death
 
ABIGAIL
 
John Henry
 
Pte
 
9694
 
8/Norfolk
 
desertion
 
12/9/17
 
ADAMSON
 
James S
 
Pte
 
S/17688
 
7/Cam Hi
 
cowardice
 
23/11/17
 
AINLEY
 
George
 
Pte
 
202893
 
1/4 KOYLI
 
desertion x 3
 
30/7/18
 
ALEXANDER
 
William
 
CQMS
 
20726
 
10/CEF
 
desertion
 
18/10/17
 
ALLSOP
 
Arthur E
 
Rfn
 
R/28638
 
12/KRRC
 
desertion
 
15/6/17
 
ANDERSON
 
James Arthur
 
Pte
 
20062
 
12/K Liv
 
cowardice and
disobedience
 
12/9/16
 
ANDERSON
 
William Edward
 
Pte
 
9828
 
5/Dorset
 
desertion and
AWOL
 
31/3/17
 
ANSTED
 
Alfred Thomas
 
Pte
 
L/11710
 
4/R Fus
 
desertion
 
15/11/16
 
ARCHIBALD
 
James
 
Pte
 
25531
 
17/R Scots
 
desertion
 
4/6/16
 
ARNOLD
 
Frederick Stanley
 
L/Bdr
 
C/40124
 
1 Bde CFA
 
desertion
 
25/7/16
 
ASHTON
 
Harry
 
L/Sgt
 
13827
 
11/Cam (SR)
 
desertion
 
8/7/17
 
ATKINSON
 
Alfred
 
LCpl
 
8014
 
1/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
2/3/15
 
AUGER
 
Fortunat
 
Pte
 
23621
 
14/CEF
 
desertion
 
26/3/16
 
BAKER
 
William
 
Pte
 
22635
 
26/R Fus
 
desertion
 
14/8/18
 
BALL
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
L/14232
 
2/Middx
 
attempting to
desert
 
12/1/15
 
BARKER
 
Robert Loveless
 
Rfn
 
1731
 
6/London (City
of Lond.)
 
cowardice
 
4/11/16
 
BARNES
 
John Edward
 
Pte
 
G/4495
 
7/R Sussex
 
desertion
 
4/7/17
 
BARRATT
 
Frederick Martin
 
Rfn
 
10758
 
7/KRRC
 
desertion
 
10/7/17
 
BATEMAN
 
Frank
 
Pte
 
203313
 
1/4 Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
10/9/18
 
BATEMAN
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
200945
 
2/S Staffs
 
desertion
 
3/12/17
 
BEAUMONT
 
Ernest Alfred
 
Pte
 
8710
 
2/Leics
 
desertion
 
24/6/15
 
BEEBY
 
Ernest
 
Pnr
 
89173
 
212 Coy RE
 
desertion
 
9/12/16
 
BELL
 
John
 
Dvr
 
70304
 
57 Bty 43
How. Bde
RFK
 
desertion
 
25/4/15
 
BELLAMY
 
William
 
Rfn
 
5/3119
 
1/KRRC
 
cowardice
 
16/7/15
 
BENHAM
 
William
 
Pte
 
251797
 
1/3 London (RF)
 
desertion
 
12/7/17
 
BENNETT
 
John
 
Pte
 
3/4071
 
1/Hants
 
cowardice
 
28/8/16
 
BLACK
 
Peter
 
Pte
 
6744
 
1/4 B Watch
 
desertion
 
18/9/16
 
BLADEN
 
Francis Charles H
 
Pte
 
14357
 
10/Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
23/3/16
 
BLAKEMORE
 
Denis Jetson
 
Pte
 
40435
 
8/N Staffs
 
desertion
 
9/7/17
 
BOLTON
 
Joseph Edward
 
Pte
 
10263
 
1/Cheshire
 
desertion
 
14/4/16
 
BOTFIELD
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
12772
 
9/S Staffs
 
cowardice
 
18/10/16
 
BOWERMAN
 
William
 
Pte
 
G/12341
 
1/E Surrey
 
desertion
 
24/3/17
 
BRENNAN
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
45671/8
 
K Liv
 
desertion
 
16/7/16
 
BRIGGS
 
Arthur
 
Pte
 
21801
 
9/Sher For
 
desertion
 
19/7/16
 
BRIGGS
 
James
 
Pte
 
5231
 
2/Border
 
desertion
 
6/3/15
 
BRIGHAM
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
300199
 
1/10 Man
 
desertion
 
4/6/18
 
BRITTON
 
Charles
 
Pte
 
200757
 
1/5 Warwicks
 
desertion
 
12/9/17
 
BROADRICK
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
17402
 
11/Warwicks
 
desertion
 
1/8/17
 
BROWN
 
Archibald
 
Pte
 
5470
 
10/B Watch
 
desertion
 
1/6/17
 
BROWN
 
Archibald
 
Pte
 
8278
 
2/Essex
 
desertion, plundering and
escaping
 
19/12/14
 
BRYANT
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
20101
 
10/Cheshire
 
desertion
 
27/10/17
 
BURDEN
 
Herbert Francis
 
Pte
 
3832
 
1/Northm'Fus
 
desertion
 
21/7/15
 
BURRELL
 
William Henry
 
Pte
 
L/10414
 
2/Sussex
 
desertion
 
22/5/16
 
BURTON
 
Robert
 
Pte
 
10912
 
6/S Lancs
 
sleeping at post
 
19/2/17
 
BUTCHER
 
Frederick Charles
 
Pte
 
G/18469
 
7/E Kent
 
desertion
 
27/8/18
 
BYERS
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
15576
 
1/R Scots Fus
 
attempting to
desert
 
6/2/15
 
CAIRNIE
 
William
 
Pte
 
40806
 
1/R Scots Fus
 
desertion
 
28/12/16
 
CAMERON
 
John
 
Pte
 
5/1791
 
1/5 Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
4/12/16
 
CARD
 
Edward Arthur
 
Rfn
 
R/19333
 
20/KRRC
 
desertion
 
22/9/16
 
CAREY
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
21373
 
7/R Irish Fusiliers
 
desertion
 
15/9/16
 
CARR
 
James Grist
 
Pte
 
10874
 
2/Welsh
 
desertion and
escaping
 
7/2/16
 
CARTER
 
Henry
 
Pte
 
G/335
 
11/Middx
 
desertion
 
26/4/16
 
CARTER
 
Harold George
 
Pte
 
454482
 
73/CEF
 
desertion
 
20/4/17
 
CASSIDY
 
James
 
Pte
 
12396
 
1/R Inniskilling
Fus
 
desertion
 
23/7/16
 
CHASE
 
Herbert Henry
 
Pte
 
2779
 
2/Lancs Fus
 
cowardice
 
12/6/15
 
CHEESEMAN
 
Frank William
 
Rfn
 
R/24441
 
18/KRRC
 
desertion
 
20/10/17
 
CLARKE
 
Hubert A
 
Pte
 
4881
 
2/Brit W Indies
 
striking at an S.O.
x 2
 
11/8/17
 
CLARKE
 
Wilfred
 
Pte
 
11606
 
2/Durham LI
 
desertion
 
9/2/18
 
COLLINS
 
George Ernest
 
Pte
 
9618
 
1/Lincs
 
desertion
 
15/12/15
 
 
COMTE
 
Gustave
 
Pte
 
448160
 
22/CEF
 
desertion
 
3/7/17
 
CRAMPTON
 
James
 
Pte
 
34595
 
9/Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
4/2/17
 
CRIMMINS
 
Herbert
 
Pte
 
18/313
 
18/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
5/9/16
 
CROZIER
 
James
 
Rfn
 
14218
 
9/R Irish Rifles
 
desertion
 
27/2/16
 
CUMMINGS
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
2222
 
1/Irish Guards
 
desertion
 
28/1/15
 
CUNNINGTON
 
Samuel Henry
 
Pte
 
1529
 
2/Warwicks
 
desertion x 2
 
19/5/17
 
CUTHBERT
 
James
 
Pte
 
9/28719
 
9/Cheshire
 
disobedience
 
6/5/16
 
CUTMORE
 
George
 
Pte
 
S/13248
 
2/B Watch
 
desertion
 
25/7/17
 
DAGESSE
 
Arthur Charles
 
Pte
 
34453
 
22/CEF
 
desertion
 
15/3/18
 
DALANDE
 
Hector
 
Pte
 
S/9696
 
8/Seaforth Hi
 
desertion
 
9/3/18
 
DAVIES
 
Richard M
 
Pte
 
73372
 
11/Sher For
 
desertion
 
15/11/17
 
DAVIS
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
1/9804
 
1/R Munster Fus
 
quitting post
 
2/7/15
 
DELARGEY
 
Edward
 
Pte
 
335727
 
1/8 R Scots
 
desertion
 
6/9/17
 
DELISLE
 
Leopold
 
Pte
 
62218
 
22/CEF
 
desertion
 
21/5/18
 
DENNIS
 
John James
 
Pte
 
6807
 
I/Northants
 
desertion
 
30/1/16
 
DEPPER
 
Chalres
 
Pte
 
5715
 
1/4 R Berks
 
desertion
 
13/9/16
 
DOCHERTY
 
John
 
Pte
 
S/9672
 
9/B Watch
 
desertion
 
15/2/16
 
DOCHERTY
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
11559
 
2/KOSB
 
desertion
 
16/7/15
 
DONOVAN
 
Thomas
 
Rfn
 
A/201225
 
16/KRRC
 
desertion x 3
 
31/10/17
 
DOSSETT
 
Walter
 
Pte
 
45980
 
1/4 Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
25/6/18
 
DOWNEY
 
Patrick Joseph
 
Pte
 
6/227
 
6/Leinster
 
disobedience
 
27/12/15
 
DOWNING
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
10555
 
6/S Lancs
 
sleeping at post
 
19/2/17
 
DUNCAN
 
John
 
Pte
 
6584
 
1/Cam Hi
 
desertion
 
7/3/15
 
DYETT
 
Edwin Leopold
Arthur
 
Sub/Lt
 
-
 
Nelson Bn RND
 
desertion
 
5/1/17
 
EARL
 
William J
 
Pte
 
41643
 
1/7 Lancs Fus
 
desertion
 
27/5/18
 
EARP
 
Arthur Grove
 
Pte
 
2676
 
1/5 Warwicks
 
quitting post and sec 40
 
22/7/16
 
ELFORD
 
Lawrence D
 
Pte
 
21654
 
7/8 KOSB
 
desertion
 
11/10/15
 
EVANS
 
Andrew
 
Pte
 
7177
 
1/R Scots Fus
 
attempting to
desert
 
6/2/15
 
EVELEIGH
 
Alfred E
 
Pte
 
L/8107
 
1/E Kent
 
desertion
 
24/2/16
 
EVERILL
 
George
 
Pte
 
8833
 
1/N Staffs
 
desertion
 
14/9/17
 
FAIRBURN
 
Edward
 
Pte
 
227098
 
18/CEF
 
desertion
 
2/3/18
 
FARR
 
Harry Thomas
 
Pte
 
8871
 
1/W Yorks
 
cowardice
 
18/10/16
 
FATOMA
 
 
Pte
 
2479
 
West African Regt
 
cowardice x 2
and quitting
 
19/7/15
 
FELLOWS
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
9722
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
26/7/15
 
FERGUSON
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
10930
 
1/R Scots Fus att. RE
 
desertion
 
20/4/17
 
FLYNN
 
Hugh
 
Pte
 
5323
 
18/Highland LI
 
desertion
 
15/11/16
 
FOULKES
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
43499
 
1/10 Man
 
desertion
 
21/11/17
 
FOWLES
 
Stephen McDermott
 
Pte
 
718566
 
44/CEF
 
desertion
 
19/6/18
 
FOX
 
Joseph Stanley Victor
 
LCpl
 
8992
 
1/Wilts att. 3/Div Cy Coy
 
desertion
 
20/4/15
 
FOX
 
J.
 
Pte
 
7711
 
2/Highland LI
 
striking an S.O.
 
12/5/16
 
FRAFRA
 
Aziberi
 
Pte
 
7560
 
Gold Coast
 
casting away his arms
 
28/9/16
 
FRASER
 
Evan
 
Pte
 
11653
 
2/R Scots
 
desertion x 3 and sec 40
 
2/8/15
 
FRYER
 
John William
 
Pte
 
16120
 
12/E Surrey
 
desertion
 
14/6/17
 
GAWLER
 
Robert William
 
Pte
 
L/10098
 
1/E Kent
 
desertion x 2
 
24/2/16
 
GIBSON
 
David
 
Pte
 
38332
 
12/R Scots
 
desertion
 
24/9/18
 
GILES
 
Peter
 
Pte
 
10018
 
14/Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
24/8/16
 
GLEADOW
 
George E
 
Sgt
 
43359
 
1/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
6/4/17
 
GOGGINS
 
Peter
 
LCpl
 
19/158
 
19/Durham LI
 
quitting post
 
18/1/17
 
GORE
 
Frederick Coutts
 
Pte
 
G/15605
 
7/E Kent
 
desertion
 
16/10/17
 
GRAHAM
 
James
 
Pte
 
2/9948
 
2/R Munster Fus
 
desertion and
fraud x 2
 
21/12/15
 
HADDOCK
 
James A
 
Pte
 
7595
 
12/Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
16/9/16
 
HAMILTON
 
Arthur
 
Pte
 
39213
 
14/Durham LI
 
desertion
 
27/3/17
 
HAMILTON
 
Thomas Grant
 
Dvr
 
67440
 
72 Bty 38 Bde
RFA
 
striking an S.O.
 
3/10/16
 
HANNA
 
George
 
Pte
 
12609
 
1/R Irish Fusiliers
 
desertion
 
6/11/17
 
HARDING
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
11528
 
1/KRRC
 
desertion
 
29/6/16
 
HARRIS
 
Ernest Walter/Jack/James
 
Pte
 
23992
 
10/Lancs Fus
 
desertion
 
3/2/17
 
HARRIS
 
Louis
 
Pte
 
43055
 
10/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
7/11/18
 
HARRIS
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
L/10132
 
1/R W Kent
 
desertion
 
21/6/15
 
HARRIS/ BEVERSTEIN
 
Abraham
 
Pte
 
11/1799
 
11/Middx
 
desertion
 
20/3/16
 
HART
 
Benjamin Albert
 
Pte
 
1763
 
1/4 Suffolk
 
desertion
 
6/2/17
 
HARTELLS
 
Bert
 
Pte
 
8164
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
26/7/15
 
HASEMORE
 
John William
 
Dvr
 
L/36251
 
180 Bde RFA
 
disobedience, threatening insubordination
 
12/5/16
 
HAWKINS
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
G/1533
 
7/R W Surrey
 
desertion
 
22/11/17
 
HAWTHORNE
 
Frederick
 
LCpl
 
9541
 
1/5 S Staffs
 
cowardice and sec
 
1/8/16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5.6
 
 
HENDRICKS
 
Henry
 
Pte
 
4519
 
2/Leinster
 
desertion
 
23/8/18
 
HEPPLE/HOPE
 
Robert
 
Pte
 
23726
 
I/R Inniskilling Fus
 
desertion
 
5/7/17
 
HIGGINS
 
James
 
Pte
 
2057
 
1/9 Argyll and Suther
 
desertion
 
26/8/16
 
HIGGINS
 
John Maurice
 
Pte
 
177753
 
1/CEF
 
desertion
 
7/12/16
 
HIGHGATE
 
Thomas James
 
Pte
 
L/10061
 
1/R W Kent
 
desertion
 
8/9/14
 
HODGETTS
 
Oliver William
 
Pte
 
8662
 
1/Worcs
 
cowardice
 
4/6/15
 
HOLLAND
 
James
 
LCpl
 
13857
 
10/Cheshire
 
cowardice and
quitting
 
30/5/16
 
HOLMES
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
18143
 
8/KOR Lancs
 
desertion
 
22/4/18
 
HOLT
 
Ellis
 
Pte
 
26685
 
19/Man
 
desertion
 
4/3/17
 
HOPE
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
9689
 
2/Leinster
 
desertion/drunk
 
2/3/15
 
HOPKINS
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
307350
 
1/S Lancs Fus
 
leaving his post
 
13/2/18
 
HORLER
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
46127
 
12/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
17/2/18
 
HUGHES
 
Frank
 
Pte
 
24/2008
 
2/Cant (NZ)
 
desertion
 
25/8/16
 
HUGHES
 
George E
 
LCpl
 
11257
 
7/KOR Lancs
 
desertion
 
23/11/16
 
HUGHES
 
Henry
 
Pte
 
242904
 
1/5 Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
10/4/18
 
HUNT
 
William George
 
Pte
 
1957
 
18/Man
 
desertion
 
14/11/16
 
HUNTER
 
George
 
Pte
 
4/9170
 
2/Durham LI
 
desertion and
AWOL
 
2/7/16
 
HUNTER
 
William
 
Pte
 
10710
 
1/L N Lancs
 
desertion and
escaping x 2
 
21/2/16
 
HYDE
 
John J
 
Rfn
 
R/27615
 
10/KRRC
 
desertion
 
5/9/17
 
INGHAM
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
10495
 
18/Man
 
desertion
 
1/12/16
 
IRVINE
 
William J
 
LCpl
 
2710
 
1/KOR Lancs
 
desertion
 
20/4/15
 
IVES
 
Frederick
 
Cpl
 
12295
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
12/7/15
 
JACKSON
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
G/46730
 
24/R Fus
 
desertion
 
7/11/18
 
JEFFERIES
 
Alfred Leonard
 
Pte
 
9970
 
6/Som LI
 
desertion
 
1/11/16
 
JENNINGS
 
John
 
Pte
 
8037
 
2/S Lancs
 
desertion
 
26/6/16
 
JOHNSON
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
20035
 
2/Border
 
desertion
 
1/8/18
 
JONES
 
John T
 
Pte
 
9840
 
1/Northants
 
desertion and
escaping
 
24/2/16
 
JONES
 
Richard M
 
Pte
 
10764
 
6/S Lancs
 
desertion
 
21/2/17
 
JONES/FOX
 
William
 
Gnr
 
62971
 
43Bty RFA
 
desertion
 
20/4/15
 
JONES
 
William
 
Pte
 
15954
 
9/R Welsh Fus
 
desertion
 
25/10/17
 
KERR
 
Henry Hesey
 
Pte
 
457241
 
7/CEF
 
desertion
 
21/11/16
 
KERSHAW
 
James
 
Pte
 
8136
 
1/KOR Lancs
 
desertion and
AWOL
 
26/4/15
 
KING
 
John
 
Pte
 
6/1598
 
1/Cant (NZ)
 
desertion
 
19/8/17
 
KIRK
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
7981
 
1/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
6/3/15
 
KIRMAN
 
Charles Henry
 
Pte
 
7423
 
7/Lincs
 
desertion
 
23/9/17
 
KNIGHT
 
Henry James
 
Pte
 
G/6565
 
1/R W Surrey
 
desertion
 
6/10/18
 
LALANCETTE
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
672604
 
22/CEF
 
desertion
 
3/7/17
 
LALIBERTE
 
Come
 
Pte
 
416874
 
3/CEF
 
desertion
 
4/8/16
 
LAMB
 
Alexander
 
Dvr
 
29219
 
21 Bty 2 Bde RFA
 
desertion
 
2/10/15
 
LATHAM
 
George William
 
Cpl
 
2267
 
2/Lancs Fus
 
desertion and
AWOL
 
22/1/15
 
LAWRENCE
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
3/20279
 
2/Devon
 
desertion
 
22/11/17
 
LAWTON
 
George Henry
 
Pte
 
15251
 
17/Sher For
 
cowardice and
wilful defiance
 
30/7/16
 
LEE/IRISH
 
George Arthur
 
Rfn
 
S/9560
 
2/Rifle Bde
 
desertion
 
3/10/15
 
LEWIS
 
C.
 
Cpl
 
B/21000
 
12/Highland LI
 
desertion
 
11/3/16
 
LEWIS
 
Griffith
 
Pte
 
549
 
2/S Lancs
 
desertion
 
26/6/16
 
LEWIS
 
John
 
Pte
 
15094
 
5/Dorset
 
desertion
 
19/4/17
 
LING
 
Wilson
 
Pte
 
454610
 
2/CEF
 
desertion
 
12/8/18
 
LOADER
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
683458
 
1/22 London (The
Queens)
 
desertion
 
19/8/17
 
LODGE
 
Harold Edward
James
 
Pte
 
2095
 
19/CEF
 
desertion
 
13/3/18
 
LONGSHAW
 
Alfred
 
Pte
 
10502
 
18/Man
 
desertion
 
1/12/16
 
MACDONALD
 
Harry
 
Pte
 
43665
 
12/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
4/11/16
 
MACKNESS
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
11225
 
1/Cam (SR)
 
desertion
 
1/10/17
 
MALYON
 
Frederick
 
Spr
 
13224
 
12 Coy RE Att RFA
 
desertion
 
4/4/17
 
MAMPRUSI
 
Allassan
 
LCpl
 
5538
 
Gold Coast
 
cowardice
 
28/4/17
 
MARTIN
 
Harry
 
Pte
 
21161
 
9/Essex
 
desertion
 
20/3/16
 
MAYERS
 
James
 
Pte
 
492050
 
1/13 London
(Kens'ton)
 
desertion
 
16/6/17
 
McBRIDE
 
Samuel
 
Rfn
 
5009
 
2/R Irish Rifles
 
desertion
 
7/12/16
 
McCLAIR
 
Harry
 
Pte
 
20037
 
2/Border
 
desertion
 
1/8/18
 
McCOLL
 
Charles Frederick
 
Pte
 
11/81
 
1/4 E Yorks
 
desertion
 
28/12/17
 
McCRACKEN
 
John E
 
Rfn
 
15/13211
 
15/R Irish Rifles
 
desertion
 
19/3/16
 
McCUBBIN
 
Bertie
 
Pte
 
31821
 
17/Sher For
 
cowardice and
wilful defiance
 
30/7/16
 
McDONALD
 
John
 
LCpl
 
19/420
 
19/Durham LI
 
quitting post
 
18/1/17
 
McFARLANE
 
John
 
Pte
 
265427
 
4/K Liv
 
desertion
 
22/5/18
 
 
McGEEHAM
 
Bernard
 
Pte
 
2974
 
1/8 K Liv
 
desertion
 
2/11/16
 
McQUADE
 
John
 
Pte
 
5626
 
18/Highland LI
 
desertion
 
6/11/16
 
MICHAEL
 
James S
 
Pte
 
23686
 
10/Cam (SR)
 
desertion
 
24/8/17
 
MILBURN
 
John B
 
Pte
 
45688
 
24/27 Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
8/11/17
 
MILLIGAN
 
Charles Myatt
 
Pte
 
43619
 
10/Cam (SR)
 
desertion
 
3/6/17
 
MILLS
 
George
 
Pte
 
18603
 
2/Duke Corn LI
 
desertion stealing, forgery
 
29/9/15
 
MITCHELL
 
Arthur
 
Pte
 
240678
 
1/6 Lancs Fus
 
desertion
 
20/8/17
 
MITCHELL
 
Leonard
 
Pte
 
31184
 
8/Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
19/9/17
 
MOLES
 
Thomas Lionel
 
Pte
 
443288
 
54/CEF
 
desertion
 
22/10/17
 
MOLYNEAUX
 
James
 
Pte
 
10161
 
1/L M Lancs
 
desertion
 
15/6/16
 
MONAGHAN/
BYRNE
 
Stephen
 
Pte
 
40422
 
1/R Dublin Fus
 
desertion
 
28/10/17
 
MOON
 
William Alfred
 
LCpl
 
17790
 
11/Cheshire
 
desertion
 
21/11/16
 
MORRIS
 
Herbert
 
Pte
 
7429
 
6/Brit W Indies
 
desertion
 
20/9/17
 
MULLANY
 
James
 
Dvr
 
64987
 
72 Bty 38 Bde
RFA
 
striking an S.O.
 
3/10/16
 
MURPHY
 
William
 
Rfn
 
251482
 
5/6 R Scots
 
desertion
 
7/2/17
 
MURPHY
 
Allan
 
Pte
 
12182
 
9/Cam (SR)
 
desertion
 
17/8/16
 
MURPHY
 
Patrick
 
Pte
 
15161
 
47 Bn HGC
 
desertion
 
12/9/18
 
MURPHY/
HOGAN
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
17137
 
2/R Inniskilling
Fus
 
desertion
 
14/5/17
 
MURRAY
 
Robert
 
Dvr
 
96498
 
81 Bde RFA
 
desertion
 
3/2/17
 
NEAVE
 
Walter
 
Pte
 
19445
 
10/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
30/8/17
 
NELSON
 
William Barry
 
Pte
 
14387
 
14/Durham LI
 
desertion
 
11/8/16
 
NICHOLSON
 
Charles Bain
 
Pte
 
32559
 
8/Y and Lancs
 
desertion
 
27/10/17
 
NISBET
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
11682
 
1/Leics
 
desertion
 
23/8/18
 
O'CONNELL
 
Benjamin
 
Pte
 
10686
 
1/Irish Guards
 
desertion
 
8/8/18
 
O'NEILL
 
Anthony
 
Pte
 
1/15134
 
1/S Wales Bor
 
desertion
 
30/4/16
 
O'NEILL
 
Frank
 
Pte
 
13612
 
1/Sher For
 
desertion
 
16/5/18
 
PALMER
 
Henry
 
Pte
 
3057
 
1/5 Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
27/10/16
 
PARKER
 
Albert Edward
 
Rfn
 
A/1579
 
7?KRRC
 
desertion
 
15/5/16
 
PARRY
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
42467
 
2/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
30/8/17
 
PATTISON
 
Robert Gillis
 
Pte
 
G/10474
 
7/E Surrey
 
desertion
 
4/7/17
 
PENN
 
Major
 
Pte
 
10958
 
1/R Welsh Fus
 
desertion and AWOL
 
22/4/15
 
PERRY
 
Eugene
 
Pte
 
416008
 
22/CEF
 
desertion
 
11/4/17
 
PHILLIPS
 
Henry Thomas William
 
Pte
 
9197
 
1/Coldstream Guards
 
desertion
 
30/5/16
 
PHILIPS
 
Louis Reginald
 
Pte
 
10315
 
6/Som LI
 
desertion
 
19/8/15
 
PITTS
 
A.
 
Pte
 
8747
 
2/Warwicks
 
desertion
 
8/2/15
 
POOLE
 
Eric Skeffington
 
2/Lt
 
-
 
11/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
10/12/16
 
POOLE
 
Harry
 
Pte
 
8534
 
7/Yorks
 
desertion
 
9/12/16
 
POVEY
 
George Henry
 
Cpl
 
10459
 
1/Cheshire
 
leaving his post
 
11/2/15
 
RANDLE
 
William H
 
Pte
 
13167
 
10/Sher For
 
desertion
 
25/11/16
 
REID
 
Isaac
 
Pte
 
8752
 
2/Scots Guards
 
desertion
 
9/4/15
 
REID
 
James
 
Cpl
 
7674
 
6/Cam Hi
 
desertion
 
11/5/18
 
REYNOLDS
 
Edward James
 
Pte
 
404436
 
3/CEF
 
desertion
 
23/8/16
 
RICHMOND
 
Malcolm Robertson
 
Pte
 
285031
 
1/6 Gordon Hi
 
desertion
 
26/5/18
 
RICKMAN
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
12923
 
1/R Dublin Fus
 
desertion
 
15/9/16
 
RIGBY
 
Thomas Henry Basil
 
Pte
 
11490
 
10/S Wales Bor
 
desertion
 
22/11/17
 
ROBERTS
 
John William
 
Pte
 
107526
 
2/Can Mount Ri
 
desertion and fraud
 
30/7/16
 
ROBERTS
 
William Wilfred
 
Pte
 
2408
 
4/R Fus
 
desertion and escaping
 
29/5/16
 
ROBINS
 
John
 
Sgt
 
9610
 
5/Wilts
 
disobedience sec 9(1)a
 
2/1/16
 
ROBINSON
 
Arthur Harold
 
Pte
 
15469
 
9/Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
10/5/16
 
ROBINSON
 
John
 
Pte
 
7377
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
26/7/15
 
ROBINSON
 
William
 
Pte
 
70715
 
1/Sher For
 
desertion
 
10/4/17
 
ROE
 
George
 
Pte
 
3/1433
 
2/KOYLI
 
desertion
 
10/6/15
 
ROGERS
 
John
 
Pte
 
26028
 
2/S Lancs
 
desertion
 
9/3/17
 
ROSE
 
Frederick
 
Dmr
 
9552
 
2/Yorks
 
desertion
 
4/3/17
 
SABONGIDDA
 
Samuel
 
Pte
 
3972
 
3/Nigerian
 
violence
 
27/7/17
 
SALTER
 
Harry
 
Pte
 
16734
 
6/E Lancs
 
desertion
 
11/12/15
 
SANDS
 
Peter
 
LCpl
 
8225
 
1/R Irish Rifles
 
desertion
 
15/9/15
 
SCHOLES
 
William
 
Pte
 
44174
 
2/S Wales Bor
 
desertion
 
10/8/18
 
SCOTTON
 
William
 
Pte
 
S/6922
 
4/Middx
 
desertion
 
3/2/15
 
SEYMOUR
 
John
 
Pte
 
10603
 
2/R Inniskilling
Fus
 
desertion
 
24/1/18
 
SHEFFIELD
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
L/14164
 
2/Middx
 
attempting to
desert
 
12/1/15
 
SIMS
 
Robert W
 
Pte
 
20808
 
2/R Scots
 
desertion
 
19/5/18
 
SIMMONDS
 
William Henry
 
Pte
 
G/11296
 
23/Middx
 
desertion
 
1/12/16
 
SIMIZKI
 
Dimitro
 
Pte
 
830020
 
52/CEF
 
cowardice
 
9/10/17
 
SKILTON
 
Charles Walter F
 
Pte
 
SR/9629
 
22/R Fus
 
desertion
 
26/12/16
 
 
SLADE
 
Frederick William
 
Rfn
 
322497
 
2/6 London
 
disobedience
 
14/12/17
 
SLOANE
 
John
 
Pte
 
3563
 
1/4 KOR Lancs
 
desertion
 
16/7/16
 
SMITH
 
John
 
Pte
 
2506
 
1/L M Lancs
 
desertion
 
2/7/16
 
SMITH
 
James
 
Pte
 
52929
 
17/K Liv
 
desertion
 
5/9/17
 
SMITH
 
William
 
Pte
 
204455
 
3/5 Lancs Fus
 
desertion
 
14/11/17
 
SMITH
 
William
 
Rfn
 
S/9405
 
2/Rifle Bde
 
desertion
 
3/10/15
 
SMYTHE
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
3379
 
1/Irish Guards
 
desertion
 
28/1/15
 
SPENCER
 
James
 
Dvr
 
71502
 
65 Bty 8 Bde RFA
 
desertion
 
29/9/15
 
SPENCER
 
Victor Manson
 
Pte
 
8/2733
 
1/Otago (NZ)
 
desertion
 
24/2/18
 
SPRY
 
William Thomas
 
Pte
 
305
 
2/R Fus
 
desertion
 
14/6/18
 
STEAD
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
3/10390
 
2/Duke of Wellingtons
 
desertion
 
12/2/17
 
STEADMAN/
STEDMAN
 
Joseph
 
Pte
 
88378
 
117 Coy MGC
 
desertion
 
5/9/17
 
STEVENSON
 
David
 
Pte
 
G/52128
 
13/Middx
 
desertion
 
18/7/18
 
STEVENSON
 
Richard
 
Pte
 
2554
 
1/4 L M Lancs
 
desertion
 
25/10/16
 
STEWART
 
Stanley
 
Pte
 
A/6730
 
2/R Scots Fus
 
desertion
 
29/8/17
 
STONES
 
Joseph William
 
L/Sgt
 
19/647
 
19/Durham LI
 
casting away his arms
 
18/1/17
 
SWAIN
 
John
 
Pte
 
39463
 
5/R Berks
 
desertion
 
11/8/18
 
SWAINE
 
James W
 
Dvr
 
86872
 
54 Bty 39 Bde RFA
 
desertion
 
9/6/16
 
SWEENEY
 
John Joseph
 
Pte
 
S/1384
 
1/Otago (NZ)
 
desertion
 
2/10/16
 
TANNER
 
Edward
 
Pte
 
5919
 
1/Wilts
 
desertion
 
27/10/14
 
TAYLOR
 
John
 
Pte
 
27555
 
15/Lancs Fus
 
desertion
 
27/1/17
 
TAYLOR
 
John
 
Pte
 
8793
 
2/S Staffs
 
desertion
 
6/11/17
 
TAYSUM
 
Norman Henry
 
Pte
 
S/15954
 
9/B Watch
 
desertion
 
16/10/17
 
TEMPLETON
 
J.
 
Rfn
 
15/890
 
15/R Irish Rifles
 
desertion
 
19/3/16
 
THOMAS
 
John
 
Pte
 
12727
 
2/Welsh
 
desertion
 
20/5/16
 
THOMPSON
 
Alfred Dennis
 
Pte
 
7625
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
26/7/15
 
THOMPSON
 
William Landreth
 
Pte
 
G/7547
 
6/E Kent
 
desertion
 
22/4/16
 
TITE
 
Reginald Thomas
 
Pte
 
SD/4242
 
13/Sussex
 
cowardice
 
25/11/16
 
TONGUE
 
Joseph or James
 
Pte
 
11850
 
1/K Liv
 
desertion
 
8/1/17
 
TROUGHTON
 
Albert
 
Pte
 
10853
 
1/R Welsh Fus
 
desertion and AWOL
 
22/4/15
 
TURNER
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
266120
 
1/6 Northm' Fus
 
desertion
 
23/10/17
 
TURPIE
 
William John
 
Pte
 
G/7171
 
2/E Surrey
 
desertion
 
1/7/15
 
WALL
 
John Thomas
 
Sgt
 
13216
 
3/Worcs
 
desertion
 
6/9/17
 
WALTON
 
William
 
L/Sgt
 
7552
 
2/KRRC
 
desertion
 
23/3/15
 
WARD
 
George
 
Pte
 
9641
 
1/R Berks
 
cowardice
 
26/9/14
 
WARD
 
Thomas
 
Pte
 
S/15240
 
8/10 Gordon Hi
 
desertion
 
16/10/17
 
WATKINS
 
George
 
Pte
 
8139
 
13/Welsh
 
desertion
 
15/5/17
 
WATTS
 
Thomas William
 
Pte
 
14813
 
7/E Yorks
 
desertion
 
30/8/17
 
WATTS
 
William
 
Pte
 
1214
 
1/L M Lancs
 
desertion
 
5/5/16
 
WEBB
 
Henry J.
 
Pte
 
11046
 
2/KOYLI
 
desertion
 
31/10/17
 
WELSH
 
Charles
 
Pte
 
A/38119
 
8/CEF
 
desertion
 
6/3/18
 
WESTWOOD
 
Arthur H.
 
Pte
 
L/1161
 
8/Queens
 
desertion
 
23/11/17
 
WILD
 
Arthur
 
Pte
 
18/313
 
18/W Yorks
 
desertion
 
5/9/16
 
WILLIAMS
 
Harold
 
Rfn
 
393923
 
1/9/Royal Fus
 
desertion
 
28/12/17
 
WILSON
 
James H.
 
Pte
 
10701
 
4/CEF
 
desertion
 
9/7/16
 
WILTON
 
Jesse
 
Cpl
 
23972
 
15/Sher For
 
quitting post
 
17/8/16
 
WISHART
 
J.
 
Pte
 
26248
 
7/R Inniskilling
 
desertion
 
15/6/17
 
WOODHOUSE
 
John
 
Rfn
 
R/15325
 
12/KRRC
 
desertion
 
4/10/17
 
WORSLEY
 
Ernest
 
Pte
 
G/8857
 
2/Middx
 
desertion
 
22/10/17
 
WRIGHT
 
Frederick
 
Pte
 
S/6778
 
1/R W Surrey
 
desertion
 
28/1/17
 
WYCHERLEY
 
William
 
Pte
 
2064
 
2/Man
 
desertion
 
12/9/17
 
YEOMAN
 
Walter
 
Rfn
 
474371
 
1/12/R Fus
 
desertion
 
3/7/17
 
YOUNG
 
Elsworth
 
Pte
 
67882
 
25/CEF
 
desertion
 
29/10/16
 
YOUNG
 
Robert
 
Pte
 
204232
 
11/Worcs
 
desertion
 
 

 
 
 
SCHEDULE 2
 
  THE PARDONS TRIBUNAL
 
Chairman
     1. The Secretary of State shall appoint one of the members of the Tribunal to be chairman.
 
 
Tenure of office
     2. - (1) A person appointed to be a member of the Tribunal shall hold and vacate office under the terms of the instrument by which that member is appointed.
 
      (2) A member may at any time resign office by notice in writing to the Secretary of State.
 
      (3) The Secretary of State may remove a person from office on the ground that-
 
 
    (a) that person has been absent from meetings of the Tribunal for a period longer than three consecutive months without the Tribunal's consent,
 
    (b) a bankruptcy order has been made against that person or that person's estate has been sequestrated or that person has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, that person's creditors, or
 
    (c) that person is unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a member.
      (4) If the person appointed to take the chair ceases to be a member that person shall also cease to occupy the chair.
 
      (5) A person who ceases to hold office as a member of the Tribunal, otherwise than by virtue of sub-paragraph (3), or ceases to be chairman shall be eligible for re-appointment.
 
 
Staff
     3. - (1) The Tribunal may appoint such staff as they determine with the Secretary of State's approval as to numbers and terms and conditions of service.
 
      (2) The Tribunal may in the application of funds provided by the Secretary of State and with the Secretary of State's approval-
 
 
    (a) pay such remuneration, pensions, allowances or gratuities to or in respect of any persons who have been or are members of their staff as they may determine;
 
    (b) provide and maintain such schemes as they may determine (whether contributory or not) for the payment of pensions, allowances or gratuities, to or in respect of any such persons.
      (3) The Secretary of State shall not give an approval under this paragraph without the Treasury's consent.
 
 
Remuneration and allowances
     4. - (1) There shall be paid out of funds provided by the Secretary of State to the members of the Tribunal such remuneration, travelling and other allowances as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
      (2) Where the Secretary of State so determines in the case of a holder of the office of occupant of the chair or of member of the Tribunal, the Tribunal shall-
 
 
    (a) pay to or in respect of that person such pension, allowances or gratuities, or
 
    (b) make such payments towards the provision of a pension, allowances or gratuities in respect of that person,
  as the Secretary of State may determine.
 
      (3) A determination under this paragraph shall not have effect unless it has been approved by the Treasury.
 
 
Proceedings and evidence
     5. - (1) Subject to the provisions of this Schedule and of section 3 above, the Tribunal may regulate their own procedure, except that the quorum for meetings of the Tribunal shall be two.
 
      (2) The validity of any proceedings of the Tribunal shall not be affected by any vacancy among their members, or by any defect in the appointment of any person to the chair or as a member.
 
     6. A document purporting to be duly signed on behalf of the Tribunal shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, be taken to be so signed.
 
 
Status of the Board
     7. The Board shall not be regarded as the servant or agent of the Crown or as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown.
 
 
Parliamentary disqualification
     8. - (1) In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, in Part III of Schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices), the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place-
 
 
    "Member of the Pardons Tribunal."
      (2) The same entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place in Part III of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975.
 
 

 
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