HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 c706

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in the event of a sergeant being promoted or a private being promoted to sergeant, and these men being sent to hospital wounded, they revert on their return to their regiment to their previous rank of sergeant or private?


Until recently noncommissioned officers with the Expeditionary Force were liable to lose their acting rank when sent home wounded or sick, although they did not lose it when sent to a hospital overseas. Under the regulations now in force, however, all non-commissioned ranks have been made substantive with the Expeditionary Force and men wounded retain their rank even if sent home.