Sir J. D REES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether war gratuity is refused to men of the postal and signal sections of the Royal Engineers; and, if so, whether he will state the reasons for such refusal?306W
§ Mr. FORSTER
The war gratuity is not issuable to soldiers who during their military service were in receipt of full civil pay from the General Post Office in addition to their military emoluments. This is in accordance with the decision of the Government, and follows the general principle that service during which a soldier was continuously in receipt of full civil wages does not reckon for war gratuity.