HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 cc1257-8
9. Colonel YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he can state how many recommendations have now been received from general officers concerned for the grant of a brevet-colonelcy to lieutenant-colonels commanding Special Reserve Battalions in consideration of the good services rendered by these officers in training drafts, etc., during the last four years; and what action it is proposed to take in the matter?


I am unable to state the number of recommendations made to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Great Britain, but such recommendations as have been submitted to the Army Council have already been dealt with. Further recommendations are expected from the General Officers Commanding-in-Chief in Great Britain and Ireland, and they will be considered by the Army Council in connection with the next New Year's "Gazette." As I stated in reply to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend on the 8th August last, the Army Council are fully aware of the good services rendered by these officers, and full consideration is being given to the due recognition of such services.

Colonel YATE

"Have been dealt with." Does that mean that they have been given commissions or only considered?


I think considered; but if my recollection is correct, they have been given promotions.