Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Discharge of Reservists.

Tuesday, 18 December 1934

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 54 No. 9

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Risteárd Ua Maolchatha: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  asked the Minister for Defence whether he will state the period of service given (a) in the Army and (b) in the Army reserve by Mr. M. Keane, Enniscorthy, No. 70899; his character in the Army; and the date upon which he would normally be due for discharge from the reserve; and whether he will state if he is aware that Mr. Keane was discharged from the reserve on the 20th July, 1934; and if he will state the reasons for such discharge; whether any payment has been made to him for his period in the reserve in the year 1934 and, if not, why not.

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  Mr. Keane served in the Army from 11th June, 1930, to 10th June, 1932, i.e., two years, and in the Army reserve from 11th June, 1932, to 20th July, 1934, i.e., two years and 40 days.

His character on discharge from the Army was assessed as “Very Good.”

Mr. Keane was normally due for discharge from the reserve on 10th June, 1938.

He was discharged from the reserve on 20th July, 1934, for the reason that his services were no longer required.

[1519] He has been paid in full in respect of his service in the reserve during the year 1934.

Risteárd Ua Maolchatha: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  asked the Minister for Defence whether he will state the period of service given (a) in the Army and (b) in the Army reserve by Mr. Thomas Pepper, Enniscorthy, No. 68712; his character in the Army; and the date upon which he would normally be due for his discharge from the reserve; and whether he will state if he is aware that Mr. Pepper was discharged from the reserve on the 20th July, 1934; and if he will state the reasons for such discharge; whether any payment has been made to him for his period in the reserve in the year 1934, and if not, why not.

Mr. Aiken: Information on Frank Aiken  Zoom on Frank Aiken  Mr. Pepper served in the Army from the 12th September, 1927, to 11th September, 1930, i.e., three years, and in the Army reserve from 12th September, 1930, to 20th July, 1934, i.e., three years, 312 days. His character on discharge from the Army was assessed as “Very Good.” Mr. Pepper was normally due for discharge from the reserve on 11th September, 1936. He was discharged from the reserve on the 20th July, 1934, for the reason that his services were no longer required. He has been paid in full in respect of his service in the reserve during the year 1934.


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