Mr. D. SUTHERLAND (South Oxford):
I should like to ask the Minister of Militia
with regard to the correctness of the following Canadian Associated Press cable despatch, and as to whether he has any information to give the House on -the matter:
London, April 29.-The following are gazetted as ceasing to command battalions: Lieut.-Cols. A. E. Wings, M. Barre, B. M. Green, T. P. Rowland, H. E. Cutcliffe, D. M. Sutherland.
Major-General MEWBURN: I have no
diireet information from overseas-, but it is quite fair to conclude that those officers were sfficers commanding battalions in the Fifth Division, which was subsequently broken up. As they gave up the command of the various battalions in the Fifth Division on the units* being transferred to- the reserve battalions, the battalions- as battalions would thus cease to exist.
Subtopic: COMMANDING OFFICERS FIFTH DIVISION.