HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c527
37. Sir A. MARKHAM

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether officers on active service between the ages of thirty and forty who have joined the Army since the War, but were previously in the Regular Army, are prevented from receiving promotion by the War Office though recommended for promotion by their commanding officers; whether officers on the strength of a Regular regiment who have had no previous military experience are promoted over these officers; and whether the recommendations for promotion made by commanding officers at the front are disregarded by the War Office?


All officers of the ages mentioned are eligible for promotion. If my hon. Friend refers to officers on the General Reserve of Officers, I may repeat what I have previously stated, that is, that they come up for promotion when they become the senior of their rank in the regiment to which they are attached. The answer to the last two parts of the question is in the negative.