HC Deb 05 February 1900 vol 78 cc572-3
MR. THORNTON (Clapham)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether a complete record of all accredited volunteers outside the Regular Army who have been killed, wounded, missing or taken prisoners in South Africa reaches the War Office and is officially published; and if all such volunteers have a distinguishing number or mark whereby they can be identified.


All casualties in local forces in South Africa are published by the War Office as soon as reported by the general in command. We have no knowledge of the detailed arrangements of the local forces, but from the lists which have already appeared there would seem to be ample means of identification.