The Secretary of State for War v Westmeath County Council and Others

Judgment Date01 January 1919
Date01 January 1919
CourtCircuit Court
Cir. Cas.,
The Secretary of State for War
Westmeath County Council and others

Property owned by Crown - Information - Officer in charge - Whether "servant" of Secretary of State for War - 6 7 Wm. IV., c. 116. s. 137 - Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898, s. 5.

Where property has been acquired for the use or on account of His Majesty, and is in charge of an officer in His Majesty's Forces, such officer is a servant of the King, and is entitled to make the information under the provisions of s. 137 of 6 & 7 Wm. IV., c. 116, necessary to found a claim for compensation for malicious injury to the property.

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