HC Deb 02 May 1918 vol 105 c1726W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War (1) if he is aware that an officer of the Regular Army was appointed to command a new Army ambulance in the 38th Division, First Army, although the name of an officer already serving in a field ambulance of the same (38th) Division was submitted from the Division to the corps and approved by the corps; and will he say why the officer recommended was not appointed; and (2) if he is aware that three officers of the Special Reserve were appointed recently to be commanding officers of Territorial field ambulances in the 57th Division, First Army; and will he say why Territorial Force officers were not appointed to command these Territorial field ambulances?


The appointment of officers to command units in France is entirely a matter for the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, and nothing is known in the War Office of the particular appointments referred to.