HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 cc2242-3W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether when an officer of a particular regiment is attached temporarily or otherwise to another regiment, he carries with him the seniority he enjoys in his own regiment; is he aware that it is quite a common practice for commanding officers and adjutants to tell attached officers they are junior to every officer of their rank in the regiment no matter what their service seniority may be; whether he is aware that it is a constant source of irritation with officers who have served for long periods at the front and been wounded to be told when they are attached to a regiment other than their own that they are junior to officers who may have been only commissioned for a month or two and never seen any fighting service; and will steps be taken to have this cause of complaint immediately removed?


An officer attached to another unit carries his seniority with him. No case of a contrary practice has come to notice, but if my hon. and gallant Friend could let me know of any specific case inquiries will be made.