HC Deb 31 March 1903 vol 120 c685

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state how many of the 210,600 effectives, estimated for Regular Forces (Regimental), Home and Colonial, had more than one year's service; and how many were twenty years old and upwards on 1st January, or at the last convenient date when service and age re turns were rendered.


On the 1st January there were 41,586 rank and file with less than one year's service, excluding drafts on board ship, and there were 41,199 rank and file under twenty years of age. These figures are inclusive, as most of those under one year's service are also under twenty years of age.