HC Deb 27 June 1856 vol 142 c2091

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury why the British officers belonging to the Turkish Contingent, on whom the Sultan had conferred the Order of the Medjedjie, were not permitted to wear that decoration.


said, the Sultan had expressed a wish to bestow a certain honour, not alone on those officers who had commanded troops in the Crimea, but also on those officers who had rendered military service elsewhere to the Turkish empire. The question was now under the consideration of the Government; but he (Mr. Labouchere) believed that he might say that it was their opinion that the officers of the Turkish Contingent should be put on the same footing in respect to those Orders as the officers who commanded in the Crimea.