HC Deb 27 February 1912 vol 34 cc1172-3

asked if the Under-Secretary for War would give a Return of the number of men serving in the Regular Army at Home under the age of twenty in the Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry, and Departmental Corps, respectively; and if he will give the percentages of men serving in the Special Reserve under the ages of eighteen and twenty, respectively?

Colonel SEELY

The figures for the rank and file of the Regular Army are as follows:—

Cavalry (including Household Cavalry) 2,221
Artillery 5,435
Infantry (including Foot Guards) 19,177
Departmental Corps 3,271
Total 30,104
As regards the Special Reserve there are no figures available later than the 1st October, 1911, when the percentage of those under eighteen was 6.2, and of those between eighteen and twenty was 22.8, making a total under twenty of 29 per cent.