HC Deb 25 March 1858 vol 149 c711

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary for War what number of regiments have been sent from the Cape of Good Hope Garrison to India, the dates of departure of each of those regiments to the latest account received thence, exclusive of any Regiments which may have been diverted from other destinations to India, such as New Zealand, Ceylon, China, &c.; and how many British Regiments there now remain at the Cape?


replied, that the following Regiments had been sent from the Cape to India:—The 13th Foot on the 30th of August, 1857; the 95th on the 13th and 17th of September; the 6th on the 21st of November; the 80th, on the 14th, 20th, and 24th of November; and 230 of the Royal Artillery, in the month of August. The following additional Regiments were reported to have been despatched since:—The 85th and the 2nd Battalion of the 60th Foot. The total rank and file sent to India from the Capo amounted to 4,652. At the date of the last Returns—1st December, 1857—there remained at the Cape the 1st battalion of the 2nd Foot; the 45th; reserve battalion of the 12th; the 73rd; the Cape Mounted Rifles; 353 of the Royal Artillery, and 231 of the Royal Engineers; total rank and file, 4,230.