HC Deb 26 October 1899 vol 77 cc726-7
MR. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

May I ask whether the Under Secretary for War can confirm or deny the report as to the capture of a squadron of the 18th Hussars?


I thought we had already confirmed that. The facts as stated in the press appear to be true. It is understood that all the officers whose names are mentioned are alive, although prisoners in the hands of the enemy.

*SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

There is one point in the hon. Gentleman's answer that is not clear. He assumed that the six infantry officers—five belonging to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and one other who was taken at the same time—were attached to the Mounted Infantry. But is there any trace of any men of the Mounted Infantry being taken?


Well, we have no further information. Our only information was really in a telegram which came from a Transvaal source, but it has since been confirmed. No doubt we shall hear everything to-morrow, when General White has had the opportunity of conversing with General Yule.