HC Deb 23 October 1899 vol 77 cc486-7
MR. BANBURY (Camberwell, Peckham)

May I ask if the Under Secretary for War has any news from South Africa he can communicate to the House.


The Commander-in-Chief (Lord Wolseley) thus sums up the situation— The position in Natal early this morning was as follows:—In the battle at Elandslaagte on the 21st inst. two guns were captured from the Boers, who lost heavily. Large columns of the enemy appear to be advancing from the north and west on General Yule. He had consequently fallen back from Dundee, and was concentrating at Glencoe Junction. In this operation we gather that the wounded and their medical attendants were left at Dundee. General White was in position at Ladysmith, and is being reinforced from Maritzburg. The enemy appear to be in large numerical superiority.