HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 c2897
114. Mr. YEO

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether men enrolled in the Army under the Military Service Acts in the districts of Stepney and Poplar will be given an opportunity of joining the local Territorial regiment if it is in need of recruits?


The numbers required for each Reserve unit, Regular and Territorial Force, are found by taking first the men fit for general service raised in the regimental area of that unit. It is only when no more men are for the moment required for the regiment affiliated to the area that men are drafted into a unit of another area.