HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 c1178
81. Major HUNT

asked whether any of the soldiers now serving in this country are, as in the hay harvest, to be given one fortnight's leave in order that they may help farmers in the corn harvest; and, if so, will he give a clear definition as to what troops this regulation will apply to?


The limits of the "harvest season" for the purpose of special furlough are from 15th July to 15th October. The troops eligible to receive such furlough are soldiers of the Regular and Territorial Forces, except those who are armed or being trained with arms or in training for draft purposes.