HC Deb 28 January 1918 vol 101 cc1317-8W

asked the Prime Minister if he will consider the question of granting a medal or some mark of distinction to our gallant merchant seamen in all cases where they have been torpedoed or have continued going to sea, at great risk of their lives, to serve our country and to keep our people from starvation?


The Prime Minister has asked me, to answer this question. His Majesty's Government fully appreciate the splendid services of our seamen of all grades during the War. The question of the precise form of recognition to be accorded to their gallantry is at present the subject of consideration.

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