HC Deb 29 July 1919 vol 118 c1908

asked the Secretary of State for War if at any time since the Armistice was signed any British troops have been sent to Russia other than men who have volunteered; and, if so, will he give the number, the place, and the date of embarkation?

Captain GUEST

During the early months subsequent to the Armistice and prior to the dispatch of the Relief Forces some 500 men were sent as drafts to North Russia, and it is a fact that a certain number of conscripted soldiers who had not volunteered were included among these. Otherwise, all personnel sent have been either regular soldiers voluntarily enlisted or men who volunteered specially for service in that theatre.