HC Deb 14 February 1898 vol 53 c493

I beg to ask the Under Secretary for War, if he will state the effective strength at the present time of the Rifle Brigade now on Home Service?


The effective strength of the two Battalions Rifle Brigade now at home is, including the Depôt, 1,524. They are 158 short of establishment, owing to the large number of casualties in the 3rd Battalion, now on the North - Western Frontier of India, in which 102 deaths occurred during the four months ending 31st December last, besides a considerable number of men invalided.