HC Deb 08 July 1919 vol 117 c1594
36. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for War if any decision has been arrived at regarding the promotion of non-commissioned officers who, through no fault of their own, were taken prisoners during the War?


I am strongly of opinion that non-commissioned officer prisoners of war should be dealt with in a similar manner to commissioned officers in regard to their promotion, and I am examining the steps necessary to give effect to this obviously fair principle.