HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1386-7W
Captain BOWYER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the case of Sergeant S. M'Bright, Bucks battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, Territorial Force; whether he is aware that this warrant officer has been in the battalion orderly room for over 13 years, with the rank of sergeant since 1911, was promoted colour-sergeant (orderly room sergeant) on mobilisation, and proceeded overseas with the battalion on the 30th March, 1915, returning home on 3rd May, 1919, during the whole of which time he was at general headquarters, 3rd echelon, being promoted quartermaster-sergeant, warrant officer class 11, on 5th August, 1917; whether he is aware that Sergeant M'Bright, in answer to his commanding officer's appeal, joined up again this year and in part 2, orders, No. 17, dated 3rd August, 1920, was promoted quartermaster-sergeant, warrant officer, class 11, dated 29th June, 1920, under articles 886–888 of the Royal Warrant, whereupon this promotion was cancelled by the officer-in-charge, records, Warwick; and that, if Sergeant M'Bright had been serving in the Regular Army, he would not only have retained his rank, but with his present service would have been entitled to an extra 6d. per day from 5th August, 1920; and if he will see that this is at once corrected and that Sergeant M'Bright is no longer penalised for being a Territorial?


I am having inquiries made, and will let the hon. and gallant Member know the result as soon as possible.