HC Deb 11 January 1916 vol 77 c1423
3. Mr. WATT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the soldiers of the Lowland Territorial Division in Gallipoli, after serving up to two months in the trenches, were given one week's rest in the rest-camp, where they were given very strenuous duties of making winter quarters for the staff; and, if so, will he see that in future the rest cure takes another form?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)

My hon. Friend will realise that though he may receive private information on points such as that dealt with in this question, they would not be the subject of official reports to the War Office. I am, therefore, unable to confirm or to deny the accuracy of his description of what he alleges to have been a rest cure. What I can say, however, and what I do say, is that the gallant troops who have been withdrawn from the various positions on the Gallipoli Peninsula deserve and will receive all possible consideration in the matter of rest and relief from the arduous and strenuous duties which they have performed with so much energy, constancy, and success.


Will my right hon. Friend, seeing that so many of these men have enlisted from his own constituency, make personal inquiries about the matter?


I will endeavour to do so.

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