Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:27 PM
GOC-in-C Egypt to War Office
20 February 1919
There have recently occurred four cases of serious unrest: in the Royal Ordnance Department at Haifa, in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps at Kantara, Gloucester Yeomanry at Aleppo, Middlesex Yeomanry at Damascus. This unrest has been temporarily adjusted (sic). The unrest in the Royal Ordnance Department and in the Royal Ordnance Corps was caused by doubts as to who we were entitled to bonus under Army order 14 of January, and uncertain prospects of release. In the yeomanry, the discomfort in the advanced areas resembling active service conditions, and in all cases the fact that men eligible for demobilization, though retained with and doing the same work in the same unit as men eligible for demobilization, do not draw full bonus till after 1st May. I earnestly urge that from 1st February to date of release the full bonus be granted to all ranks in this force.
Allenby in Palestine – the Middle East correspondence of Field Marshal Viscount Allenby
Edited and selected by Matthew Hughes
Army Records Society/Sutton Publishing 2004