§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether nurses sent to Malta on active service in 1915 are ineligible for the 1915 medal, while nurses serving in Alexandria under similar conditions are entitled to it; and whether there are any reasons, other than those of administrative convenience, why equal services in Malta should not be equally recognised?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Service on the establishment of a unit in a theatre of War is essential to qualify for the award of the 1914–15 Star. Malta was not a theatre of war, and nurses who served there in 1915 are consequently not eligible for the Star.