HC Deb 04 June 1883 vol 279 c1635

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether those Militia Officers who volunteered and were selected for duty with the Line Battalions of their territorial regiments in August and September last, many of whom have been employed for various periods since, down to the last month, either with the Provisional Battalions at Colchester and Shorncliffe, or on detachment duty at Aldershot and elsewhere, will receive the same recognition of their services as was granted after the embodiment of the Militia during the Crimean War and the Indian Mutiny, by the period of such service being reckoned as doubled towards honorary rank?


There do not appear to be the same grounds for granting this double time. The officers in question have served voluntarily; whereas in the case of embodiment the officers of the regiment are compelled to assemble, whatever inconvenience may be thereby involved.