HC Deb 01 February 1900 vol 78 c267
MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether 200 children have been allowed to remain in Ladysmith during the siege, and whether any explanation of this occurrence has been received from the general in command.


It is not known how many children remained in Ladysmith. On November 3rd, Sir George White applied to General Joubert for permission for non-combatants, sick and wounded to go South. He refused—but agreed to allow them to go to a special camp four miles from Ladysmith. The townspeople refused to accept the offer, but the sick, wounded, and a few inhabitants moved there on the 5th November.