HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc692-3
17. Major NALL

asked the Secretary of State for War, whether it has now been decided to award a medal to Territorials who were efficient on 4th August, 1914, and proceeded overseas before 31st December, 1914; and whether he is aware of the effect a favourable announcement will have on the recruiting campaign?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply on Thursday last to the hon. Member for East Cardiff, in which my right hon. Friend stated that His Majesty had been pleased to approve the issue of a special medal to members of the Territorial Force who undertook to serve abroad in the early stages of the War, provided they are not entitled to the "1914 Star" or the "1914–1915 Star."

Major NALL

Is it not a fact that, under the provision just read out, the Territorials who volunteered to go overseas in 1914 and who managed to stay at home till 1915 or later are the only ones who will get this medal? Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the conditions so that the men who really went abroad in the early stages of the War are properly recognised?


I will convey the views of the hon. and gallant Gentleman to the proper quarter.