HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 c1306W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if, in view of certain dissatisfaction, he will give direction that decorations gained for actual fighting or for action involving risk of life, shall be worn on the left breast, and that decorations gained for other services shall be worn on the right breast, or vice versa?


I am afraid that the suggestion of my hon. Friend is not practicable. The proposal affects other Departments, and cannot be considered by the War Office independently. I may say, however, that the position in which various Orders and decorations are worn is regulated by precedence, and the decorations themselves give an indication of the nature of the services for which awarded.