HC Deb 28 March 1895 vol 32 c332
*CAPTAIN HOPE (Linlithgow)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, is it an established rule that when medals are granted to officers and men of Her Majesty's regular troops the name of the recipient is engraved on each medal before issue; if so, why has the practice not been followed in regard to the long service medals now being issued to the Volunteer forces?


It is the practice to mark medals issued to the Regular Forces; but, as regards those for the Volunteers, great delay would have been caused by marking each medal; and as it was desired to make an issue of medals as early as possible, it was decided to leave them unmarked. I may add that no representation on the subject has been received from the Volunteers.


asked if the right hon. Gentleman would make an allowance to Volunteer Commanding Officers who get the names put on the medals before issuing them, to cover the cost.


said, the War Office had received no representation on the subject, but if he found there was a general desire that something of the sort should be done, he would be glad to consider it.