HC Deb 09 May 1881 vol 261 c13

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he can state what is the total loss in killed, wounded, and incapacitated by sickness amongst Her Majesty's forces in the late war with the Boers, and what is the approximate estimate of loss among the camp followers and teamsters?


Sir, I cannot yet give a full answer to the hon. Member's Question, especially the latter part. But the numbers of killed and wounded are—officers, 29 killed and 20 wounded; non-commissioned officers and men, 366 killed and 428 wounded. We have no Returns of death from sickness.