HC Deb 10 November 1911 vol 30 c2038W
Viscount WOLMER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will explain why the senior privates of the various battalions from Lancashire who were on duty guarding the route of the Royal procession of His Majesty's Coronation have not been awarded coronation medals?

Colonel SEELY

No private soldier in any unit has received the medal unless he was the private with the longest total service in the unit as a whole: the grant is made irrespective of whether he was present at the coronation ceremonies or not.