HC Deb 04 December 1916 vol 88 c672W

asked the Secretary of State for War if a lance-corporal of the old Regular Army, who rejoined in 1915 with the rank of sergeant, and has kept that rank for eighteen months, has his rank automatically reduced to that of lance-corporal when his battalion is transferred to Egypt; and, if so, in view of the statements made by the Secretary of State for War and the Army Council, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


I can hardly answer this question without knowing more of the particular case. If the hon. Member will give me further details I will make inquiries.