HC Deb 10 July 1916 vol 84 cc27-8

asked the Secretary of State for War whether men who offered themselves under the Derby scheme and were rejected as medically unfit, but who have since been re-examined and passed, are to be treated as conscripts or as men attested under the Derby scheme with the rights of such attested men?


It is open to any such men to be attested and classified in a group up to midnight, 31st August, 1916.

82. Mr. HOGGE

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that yellow forms under the Military Service Act, 1916, have been sent out to men holding medical rejection certificates calling upon them to present themselves at their recruiting office for the purpose of joining the Colours at the date prior to 1st September, 1916; whether this practice has been sanctioned by the War Office; and, if so, on what principle is it based?


Such forms may inadvertently have been sent, and would only be so in cases where the man's name was not entered in the register as having been rejected. If men who hold rejection certificates return the form to the recruiting officer, the latter would on production of the certificate note the fact against the man's name in the register.