§ 44. Mr. ATKEY
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when war broke out, an advertisement appeared in the Post Office Circular asking men to join the Postal Section Signal Company, Royal 1795 Engineers, with full civil pay and all Army allowances; whether this would include payment of war gratuity; and, if not, will he state the reasons?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Forster)
I have not seen the advertisement referred to, but in any case it can only have entitled the soldier to the Army pay and allowances then under regulation. The grant of war gratuity was specially made in December last, and is subject to the conditions announced when it was made.