HC Deb 17 August 1916 vol 85 c2078W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will give the number of men who have joined His Majesty's Forces from the county of Devon since the 4th of August, 1914; and also the number of those men who up to the time of their enlistment were engaged in agricultural pursuits?


No, Sir, I cannot, I fear, give the information asked for in the first part of the question. It is not in the public interest to give these figures. Statistics as to the number of agricultural labourers or farm hands who have enlisted are being taken out, but are not yet available.