§ Colonel PERKINS
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War when the special Territorial medal to be issued to those Territorials who went overseas before December, 1914, is to be distributed; and whether, in view of the time which has elapsed since the Armistice, he can expedite the issue?
I am not sure that I appreciate what the hon. and gallant Member has in mind. The Territorial War Medal is already being issued, but eligibility for it does not depend on the date of going overseas. As the hon. and gallant Member will see from Army Order 143 of 1920, a copy of which I am sending him, the main conditions are that the soldier should have effectively under- 2065W taken the overseas liability by 30th September, 1914, that he should have actually served overseas at any time before the Armistice, and that he should not be eligible for the 1914 or 1914–15 Star. No other special Territorial medal in connection with the Great War is in contemplation.