War Medals.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 21st February 1922.

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many men of the fighting services are under present regulations nut entitled to any war medals; and whether, in view of the decision of the Government to issue medals to special constables, he will reconsider this matter so that ex-service men shall not be placed in an inferior position to civilians?

Photo of Mr Worthington Evans Mr Worthington Evans , Colchester

The first part of the question could not be answered accurately without much research, but the number is in the neighbourhood of 1,500,000. In regard to the last part, the award of a medal for home services is under reconsideration.