HC Deb 26 July 1916 vol 84 c1655
21. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that many time expired warrant officers and non-commissioned officers have received notices, addressed to them by their surnames only without specifying their military rank, calling them to the Colours; whether such men are entitled to be recalled instead of called to join the Colours; and if he will give directions that the procedure by which old soldiers are recalled to the Colours shall distinguish them from men called up for the first time under the Military Service Act?


The necessity to adopt a somewhat different procedure in the case of those mentioned in the first part of this question is fully recognised. Some form of notification will, of course, be necessary, but it has been arranged that it shall be of a different colour from that used in calling up men for the first time under the Military Service Act, and that it shall instruct the men in question to rejoin the Colours.