HC Deb 07 July 1881 vol 263 c238

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether Sergeant Majors of the Volunteers, appointed as such before the Royal Warrant of 1878, may be allowed to retain their rank and enjoy all the advantages accruing to them under that title, as regards pension?


No, Sir. This question was fully and carefully considered by my Predecessor; and I am not prepared to alter the decision, which only gave to Volunteer corps an acting sergeant-major.