HC Deb 18 November 1919 vol 121 c819W

asked the Secretary of State for War if any honours have been, or are going to be, allotted, as in the case of all other administrative units, to the staffs of Territorial Force depots, or if it is intended that these depots shall be ignored?


Throughout the War it has been the invariable practice for responsible commanders to bring to notice the services of those deserving of recognition, and the War Office does not take the initiative. Honours hare not been allotted to administrative units as suggested, except that, in respect of the Meritorious Service Medal, a definite standard has been laid down as to the numbers in proportion that could be recommended. The responsibility for bringing to notice the services of members of the staffs referred to has rested with the General Officers Commanding the various Commands in Great Britain, and there appears to be no ground for the War Office to intervene.