HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1692

asked the Secretary of State for War how many men of the fighting services are under present regulations nut entitled to any war medals; and whether, in view of the decision of the Government to issue medals to special constables, he will reconsider this matter so that ex-service men shall not be placed in an inferior position to civilians?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)

The first part of the question could not be answered accurately without much research, but the number is in the neighbourhood of 1,500,000. In regard to the last part, the award of a medal for home services is under reconsideration.