HC Deb 03 February 1881 vol 258 cc63-4

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether any instruction has been given to Sir George Colley to telegraph the names of officers and men who have fallen in the late action in the Transvaal?


In reply to my hon. and gallant Friend, I have to state that some days ago I telegraphed to Sir George Colley to report by telegraph all deaths of men, as well as officers; and this information, when received, will be immediately published.

In reply to an hon. MEMBER,


said: I especially telegraphed to Sir George Colley, requesting him to give me, as soon as he could obtain it, detailed information as to the fate of Colonel Anstruther; but up to the time of coming down to the House I have not received a reply to that telegram.