HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 cc208-9
19. Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary for War whether the fact that an officer of the rank of second-lieutenant being wounded before full completion of eighteen months' service as second-lieutenant puts a stop to his promotion to the rank of lieutenant; and, if not, will such promotions now be gazetted?


The fact of a second-lieutenant being wounded does not prevent his promotion, provided he completes eighteen months' service, fulfils the necessary conditions, and is recommended for promotion.

Colonel YATE

Will this go on indefinitely now?


If a second-lieutenant, who has joined fifteen months is wounded and is still in hospital, remaining in the service eighteen months, he will get his step as lieutenant, or at any rate be recommended for it.