HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 c1517

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that many men belonging to the Sherwood Foresters were wounded during the recent rebellion in Ireland, and that many were recommended for promotion or other distinction for their bravery; if he can state whether the former are to be allowed to wear stripes similar to those given to men wounded in France; and whether the latter are to receive the honours for which they have been recommended, and when?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 12th October to the hon. and gallant Member for the Melton Division. The names of those who are considered worthy of reward will not be overlooked, but the hon. Member will be aware that the majority of the honours given so far have been given in connection with services rendered in France and in the other theatres of war.


Can any distinction be drawn between the cases of men serving by fighting the Germans in France and those who were occupied in putting down an outbreak of traitors in Ireland?


I think that the hon. and learned Gentleman will certainly see that there is a difference.

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