HC Deb 03 March 1885 vol 294 cc1905-6

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, What is the proportion of Naval Officers to Petty Officers and men of the Royal Navy serving with the forces under Lord Wolseley?


According to a Report of January 6, the strength of the Naval Brigade under Lord Charles Beresford was as follows:—Officers, 11; seamen and Marines, 103; interpreters, 2; total, 116. Of these officers two have been killed and two wounded. Another naval force is employed with General Brackenbury's column. The precise details have not come into the Office. A considerable number of naval officers and men are employed under Captain Boardman on the line of communications.