§ 76. Sir EDWARD COATES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if sergeant-majors and quartermaster-sergeants who had retired, and were on pension previous to the commencement of the War, have been offered the position of quartermaster to any of the newly raised regiments, and to act as such during the period of the War; and, if so, will he state the number of such appointments that have been made?
§ Mr. TENNANT
Up to the present 351 retired sergeant-majors and quartermaster-sergeants have been appointed to temporary commissions as lieutenants and quartermasters in the New Armies, depots, base depots, etc., for the period of the War. Two hundred and ninety-five of these have been appointed to the newly raised Armies, and there are in addition a certain number appointed to the locally raised units, who appoint their own officers.