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[Transcribed by Megan Stevens]

The Times 19 Jan 1878 p 8


THE COMMISSARIAT DEPARTMENT

TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES

Sir, — A few lines in The Times may draw attention to an important branch of the Army that in the event of war will be looked to for performing its duties satisfactorily. The Commissariat officers were promised by Mr Hardy at the close of last Session that their grivances should be at once considered. The senior officer of the grade I belong to has over 20 years’ service, and yet, although a vacancy has recently occurred, we are told that the step is to be absorbed. Surely this is hard, more to considering that when the original Commissariat was amalgamated with other Departments and “Control” formed numerous senior vacancies were not filled up. In my own case I have only gained five places in the last three years. Is it to be wondered at that with such utter stagnation in promotion, general dissatisfaction and depression prevails?

I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
AN OVERWROUGHT DEPUTY COMMISSARY.

January 16.


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