§ MR. JUSTIN HUNTLY M'CARTHY (Newry)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to an article in the Nineteenth Century for the current month, entitled "A Battle described from the Ranks," by Arthur V. Palmer, in which the author alleges treacherous conduct on the part of two "Glasgow Irishmen" at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir; whether his attention has been called to various denials of this allegation; and whether he can give the House any information on the subject?
§ * THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE,) Lincolnshire, Horncastle
No, Sir; I do not think I can give the House any information on this subject. It is possible that the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Sir E. Hamley) may be able to throw more light on the subject than I can, seeing that he took a distinguished part in the campaign.
§ Me. M. KENNY
Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the contradiction given by Colonel Swaine to a number of the statements made by Palmer, notably with reference, to an order alleged to have been given by Lord Wolseley for the bayoneting of a man who cried out during the night march?