HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 cc1178-9
85. Mr. W. THORNE

asked whether Reservists who were called up for service at the commencement of the War, and whose period of agreement has since expired, are obliged to serve for the duration of the War; and whether any gratuity or pension will be given for extra time served beyond the agreement?


Under the Army Act a soldier may in time of war be compulsorily detained for a period of twelve months beyond the date on which he is due for discharge, and the period for which he is so detained reckons as qualifying service for pension or discharge gratuity subject to the conditions laid down in Regulations.