HC Deb 15 July 1919 vol 118 cc193-4
25. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for War if permission will be given to wear the general service medal ribbon on 19th July to those of both sexes who are entitled to it?


The conditions under which the medal is to be awarded have not yet been published, and until this is done and the medal authorised I regret that permission to wear the riband cannot be given.

Colonel BURN

Could not matters be expedited, as it would give such satisfaction to a large number of men?


We will do our best to expedite it, but they are much more complicated questions than appeared at first.

Lieut.-Colonel MURRAY

Is it not permissible to wear the 1915 Star, for instance?


Oh, yes! There is no need to wait for the issue of the medal itself or the star. So long as the Order has been issued entitling the men to mount the riband, they can do so. But the Order has not yet been issued.