Catalogue reference: CO 28/292/37 folio 186. Crown Copyright.
Telegram. The Secretary of State for the Colonies
to the Governor of Barbados
sent 12.40 p.m. 20th October 1917.
In reply to your telegram 13 October cipher. War Office
have no objection to the grant to slightly coloured
gentlemen of temporary commissions in British West
Indies Regiment provided the candidates are British
subjects and are considered in every other respect
suitable to undertake the leadership of men.
In view of decision to abandon recruiting for the
present decision of Army Council has not been communi-
cated to the Governors of the West Indies Colonies