HC Deb 19 July 1909 vol 8 c3

asked the Secretary of State for War when it was intended to gazette chaplains of the late Volunteer Forces to the ranks they were entitled to hold in the Territorial Forces?


All honorary chaplaincies to the Imperial Yeomanry and all honorary and acting chaplaincies to the Volunteers have now lapsed, and a Chaplains' Department of the Territorial Force has been created in lieu. Any denomination that has 15 per cent. of the establishment of a battalion is entitled to a chaplain, and the right of putting forward names has been given to the authorities of the leading churches. A large number of chaplains were gazetted on the 13th instant and another gazette will very shortly be published.