HC Deb 20 December 1915 vol 77 cc57-8
79. Mr. WATT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the 1/7 Highland Light Infantry that are left on the Gallipoli Peninsula are to be given any home leave during the coming Christmas and New Year holidays, in view of the facts that they have been six months on that field and have suffered severely from the climate and otherwise?


Leave home from the Gallipoli Peninsula for the Christmas and New Year holidays is, I am afraid, scarcely practicable, but I can assure my hon. Friend that the strain of service in the Gallipoli Peninsula is lessened by means of local reliefs and in every other possible way.