§ 5. Sir FORTESCUE FLANNERY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that, since August, 1914, the 67tn provisional battalion, National Reservists, 2nd/5th Essex Regiment, have been doing duty at a considerable distance from their own locality and homes; and whether, with due regard to the interests of the Service, arrangements can be made that Reservists should be put on duty within accessible distance from their homes?
§ Mr. TENNANT
The men in question are no longer National Reservists, but are enlisted Territorials, and are liable to serve anywhere in the United Kingdom. The Provisional Battalions are brigaded, and are located according to the military necessities of Home defence.