§ Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the Secretary of State for War the numbers of each of the different medals and decorations in connection with the Great War which still remain unclaimed; and whether all these medals have been stamped with the names and particulars of the owners?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
As regards medals, precise information as to the numbers unclaimed is not available. Up to 1923 it was the practice to stamp all medals in anticipation of their issue. In that year, stamped medals then unclaimed were melted down, and since that date medals for which claims have not yet been received have not been stamped. As regards the Distinguished Service Order, the Royal Red Cross and the Military Cross, the number of decorations not yet claimed is 21, 73 and 120 respectively.