§ 11. Mr. STANTON
asked the Undersecretary of State for War if the design of the medallion to be granted to the next-of-kin of our fallen soldiers has been agreed upon; what relations are entitled to the same; what its size is; is the medallion made of substantial metal, such as copper or bronze; and when will they be distributed, and by whom?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The design has been approved and particulars have been made known to the public through the medium of the Press. The plaque is circular in form, 5 ins. in diameter, and is to be made of gunmetal. It will be issued to next-of-kin. In view of the present strain in manufacturing resources it is impossible to say when the plaque will be ready for distribution. When it is, information as to mode of issue will be made public.
§ Mr. STANTON
Will the hon. Gentleman be good enough to fix one up in the neighbourhood of the House, so that Members may look at it?