HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 cc385-6

On behalf of the hon. Member for Pembroke and Haverfordwest (General LAURIE), I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state the number of Imperial and Colonial troops employed in suppressing the insurrection in Matabele and Mashonaland, what number respectively of Imperial troops were killed in action, wounded in action, and died from other causes; whether it is intended to recognise the gallantry shown and arduous service rendered by the troops engaged by the issue of any decoration; and whether he is able to state the total number of white settlers murdered in Matabele and Mashonaland during the insurrection?


The forces comprised 1,230 Imperial and 1,492 local troops. The casualties from all causes among the Imperial troops were 14 officers and 39 men. The Chartered Company have been granted permission to issue a medal for service in the campaign. The white settlers murdered or missing were, according to a return furnished by the Company, 258.