HC Deb 29 July 1919 vol 118 cc1954-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that there are men at No. 1 Rest Camp, Old Park, Canterbury, who joined the Colours early in 1916, some having had three years' service in Egypt and Palestine, and that they have been told that they have to return to Egypt after this, their first, leave; is he aware of the feeling of discontent prevalent owing to such orders, which is in con- tradiction of the statement that no Derby men will be sent further than the Army of the Rhine; and whether these men will be sent to Egypt?

Captain GUEST

Orders have recently been issued to the effect that soldiers attested under the Derby scheme who joined the Colours for continuous service prior to 1st April, 1916, are not to be sent back to Egypt or Palestine on the termination of their leave.