HC Deb 21 March 1898 vol 55 c386
MR. H. O. ARNOLD-FORSTER (Belfast, W.)

Are the new battalions to be made up indiscriminately of men of different regiments who have joined the Reserve?


It will not be done indiscriminately, but it is regarded as most desirable that the battalions should contain a larger proportion of seasoned soldiers than raw recruits.