§ Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if all the names of deceased ratings of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve whose bodies were lost or buried at sea are to be commemorated on memorials erected at Portsmouth and Plymouth; and if he will consider a memorial for a Scottish port on which may be inscribed the Scottish ratings?
§ Mr. AMERY:
The names of all officers and men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve whose bodies were lost or buried at sea during the War will be commemorated on memorials to be erected at the three naval manning ports—Chatham, Portsmouth and Plymouth—by the Imperial War Graves Commission. The question of providing memorials for the reserve forces at their various 1812W mobilising ports was considered, and district headquarters of all the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Divisions were consulted through the Admiralty Volunteer Committee, and the resultant opinion was reported as in favour of the names being included on the memorials at the three naval ports of manning. The names of officers and men of the Scottish Division will accordingly be inscribed on the Portsmouth memorial, as the Scottish division is affiliated to Portsmouth for mobilisation purposes.