HC Deb 17 March 1919 vol 113 c1737
89. Mr. CROOKS

asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers in the Regular Army who have served abroad a number of years before the War, and were transferred to France, are to be sent abroad again; and, if so, whether he is aware that many of these men have been serving abroad for over twelve years?


The answer to both parts of my right hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative. As a general rule, however, men with less than two years un-expired Colour service will not be sent to India or Mesopotamia, but will be posted to a unit serving at home. All men before proceeding abroad will be brought to England and will be given twenty-eight days' furlough on full pay.