HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2150-1W
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to grant the British war medal and the victory medal to men who were serving as soldiers at the outbreak of war and were retained as instructors in this country through no fault of their own, particularly in view of the fact that these men were not eligible for the 1914 or 1915 star?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to my reply yesterday to a question on this subject put by my hon. Friend the Member for Kirkdale.


asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in considering the award of medals for home service men, special attention will be paid to the claims of recruiting officers and others, many of them too old for any form of active service, who rendered conspicuous assistance during the War in the various recruiting centres throughout the country, keeping in view the number of hours which many of these officers and others voluntarily worked in order to ensure the successful completion of their tasks?


As previously stated on several occasions recently the question of an award to those who rendered service at home during the War is under consideration. The claims of those referred to by the- hon. Member will not be overlooked.