HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 c964
21. Mr. HUNT

asked whether the Special Reserve is to be used for oversea service as complete units, or whether the men and officers are to be sent separately to reinforce the Expeditionary Force abroad?

Colonel SEELY

The Irish Horse and the twenty-seven Extra Reserve battalions would be sent abroad as complete units. The remainder would furnish drafts as required.


Will not these drafts come to an end very soon?

Colonel SEELY

No, it will depend on the number of men available and the number of drafts required.