HC Deb 28 March 1904 vol 132 c833
SIR CARNE RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state the requirements of the War Office as to height and chest measurement for infantry recruits of the Line; and whether such requirements were obtained in the 2nd Battalion Cheshire Regiment, which kept the streets on Tuesday last.


The minimum height standard for infantry recruits is five feet three inches; the chest measurements are shown in detail in Appendix II. of the Recruiting Regulations. These standards have not been departed from in the case of the Cheshire Regiment.