§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of awarding the Burmah medal to the troops who took part in the operations round Sima against the Katchin tribes, north-east of Bhamo, in Upper Burmah, during the cold season of 1892–3, seeing that a large number of officers and men were killed and wounded, that rewards were bestowed upon several officers, and that the period during which the operations lasted was allowed to count as war service?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
This Question should have been addressed to me. As I stated in reply to a question in the House on the 14th July, 1896, after full consideration, I can see no reasons for modifying the decision arrived at in 1894 not to grant the India medal to the troops who took part in the operations in Burmah and the Chin Hills in 1892–3, and to that decision I must adhere.