HC Deb 23 July 1918 vol 108 c1616
5. Colonel YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the troops employed in the operations during the last four years in East Africa will be eligible for the medal that may be issued for the great War or will a separate medal be sanctioned?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Macpherson)

I am afraid I cannot at present make any definite statement on this subject, but the troops engaged in these operations will probably be considered eligible for any medal that may be sanctioned for the present War.