HC Deb 31 March 1885 vol 296 cc1098-9

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will state, with regard to the Camel Corps which formed the principal portion of Sir Herbert Stewart's force at Abu Klea, how many are now fit for duty; how many have been killed, wounded, and invalided; and, how many are in hospital; and, whether he can give the number of camels now in possession of this force?


The latest Return, of the strength of the Camel Corps is dated at Gubat on February 1. The numbers at that date, exclusive of men absent from any cause, but including the sick present, were 58 officers and 987 non-commissioned officers and men. The total casualties reported were—killed, died of wounds, and missing:—seven officers and 95 non-commissioned officers and men; wounded:—11 officers and 141 noncommissioned officers and men. The number of sick absent on the 1st of February was 154. The number of camels is not given.