HC Deb 15 July 1903 vol 125 c693
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

To ask the Secretary of State for War can he explain why, on 8th July, at the review of the 1st Army Corps by His Majesty, the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers were not wearing the King's South African medal, although this battalion was one of the first to proceed to South Africa, where it remained throughout the war. Have the medal rolls been sent in by the Corps; and, if so, when, and what is the cause of delay.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) The medal rolls of this battalion were sent in on 26th March, 1903, but it has not yet been found possible to dispose of them, as only a certain number of rolls can be dealt with at a time, and it would not be equitable to take those of this battalion out of their turn.