HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2383-4
30. Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent priority in demobilisation at the end of the last war was given to men in the Army on account of wounds received in action.

Sir J. Grigg

After the last war Army Orders were issued from time to time for the demobilisation of various classes or groups. These classes or groups were made up of those having various qualifications such as age, length of service, being pivotal men and "demobilisers" or having occupations awaiting them. One of these qualifications was the possession of wound stripes. The first groups to be released included those entitled to wear three or more wound stripes. Later groups included those entitled to wear fewer wound stripes.

Mr. Bellenger

I gather from the answer that some degree of priority was given at the end of the last war to those who were wounded several times?

Sir J. Grigg

Yes, Sir.