With regard to the insurance matter, a concrete case came to my attention last year. A young hoy from my constituency, having enlisted, was killed at the front. After his death his father and mother received a letter which had been written hurriedly by him in lead -pencil -and in which he said: My life has been insured for $1,000. He did not- mention the name of the company and they have not been able to claim the -amount. I would like to know if it is possible for the Government to require insurance companies taking o-utt risks-on soldiers to report that fact to the department.
Subtopic: MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.