Posthumous Awards.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Secretary of State for War whether awards, other than those of the Victoria Cross and the George Cross, can be made posthumously?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

I presume that my hon. Friend refers to awards to military personnel. The other awards of this nature are the Indian Order of Merit and the Albert Medal.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say why there should be a distinction between certain awards which are given posthumously and other awards which are not given posthumously?

Photo of Mr David Margesson Mr David Margesson , Rugby

No, Sir. I have given the facts.

Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman look into the matter?