§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War on what grounds Lord Castleross has been brought into the 4th Battalion R.M. Fusiliers as Commanding Officer; what was his previous Militia service, and the date of his resignation; and why the officer second in command has been superseded?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Lord Castleross was appointed on the recommendation of the General Officer Commanding the District, the appointment being considered to be for the benefit of the battalion in every respect, and on account of ids Lordship's local connection with the country from which the recruits for the regiment are drawn. Lord Castleross served for six years in the Bucks and Worcester battalions of Militia, and resigned in 1886. The General Officer Commanding did not recommend the officer second in command for the appointment.