HC Deb 10 December 1912 vol 45 c272W

asked the Secretary for War if he will explain why he refused to put a gentleman, otherwise eligible, on to the general Reserve of Officers because he made the stipulation that he should not be called out to fight in case of civil war in these islands?

Colonel SEELY

A general Reserve, containing officers with conditions attached regarding the nature of the service to which they were liable, would be of little practical value.