HC Deb 08 May 1916 vol 82 cc298-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the possibility of posting men who are medically unfit after return from the front to the Army Reserve, or of demobilising them in the case of Territorial units, so that they could return to their home comforts for a few months while receiving massage or other medical attention by attending daily the nearest military hospital?


From a medical point of view the proposal is not advisable. The men described are much more likely to get fit to return to duty if, on discharge from hospital, they are treated in command depots, where they have the advantage of medical treatment and graduated exercises under proper control.