HC Deb 02 March 1885 vol 294 cc1781-2

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he had seen a statement in The Standard of Feb. 28, from their Special Correspondent at Korti, which stated— I have seen the medical return of the total loss of the Desert Force from the time it left here to its return to Gakdul in killed and disabled from sickness and wounds. This total amounts to 30 officers and 450 men—a heavy percentage indeed for a force which did not much exceed 2,000 men; would the noble Lord lay on the Table of the House a Return showing the casualties which took place in the entire Force under Lord Wolseley's command since it arrived in Egypt, the deaths in action, from climate, from wounds and drowning, and also those disabled from any other causes?


I should be glad to give the information if the hon. and gallant Baronet will give Notice of the Question. I believe some despatches have arrived to-day from Lord Wolseley which may throw some light on the subject.