HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 c1902W

asked the Secretary of State for War the numbers of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and men who were embarked for India in the years 1921, 1922, and 1923; and how many of them in each year were under 21 years of age?


The total number who embarked during these three years was 36,750, but I regret that I am not in a position to say how many were under 21. Excluding boys, the normal minimum age during the period was 19 and 20 years. 20 years is now the minimum age for drafts.