HC Deb 04 March 1919 vol 113 c210
26. Lieutenant-Colonel POWNALL

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will extend the privilege of counting war service as double time for the purpose of qualifying for the Territorial officers' decoration and long-service medal to those officers and men who rejoined at the beginning of the War?


I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion. This matter was fully considered at the time when the changes in the conditions were made, and it was decided that the privilege should be limited to those officers and men who were actually in the Territorial Force at the outbreak of the War.

Lieutenant-Colonel POWNALL

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that officers who will not on this ruling get their decorations have also, in rejoining, lost much of their pre-war seniority?


No, Sir. I do not think it is a serious injustice. If there is a very hard case which my hon. and gallant Friend knows, I shall be glad if he will write me on the subject if he has a specific case, and I will look into it.