HC Deb 21 June 1915 vol 72 cc938-9

asked whether the new provisional battalions of the Territorial Force which are now in course of formation are in fact new corps; and, if so, by what authority the transference of such formations of Home-service officers, non-commissioned officers, and men from existing units without their consent is ordered, in view of the provision of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act, 1907, enacting Section 7, Subsection (4) (b), which enacts that no order or regulations shall authorise a man of the Territorial Force when belonging to one corps to be transferred without his consent to another corps?


No, Sir. These battalions constitute a grouping of men for case of administration and there is no intention of doing anything which will involve the separation of Home-service men belonging to the same unit or the loss by any soldier of his identity as a member of the unit into which he enlisted.