HC Deb 30 July 1900 vol 87 cc20-1

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether Mr. John Douglas Forster has been appointed legal adviser to the Military Governor of the Transvaal; whether this is the same person who was recently, under the stage name I of Adolphus Ellis, manager of a theatrical company in the Transvaal; and what experience of the law he possesses for the important post for which he has been selected.


Nothing is known on this subject at the War Office; but the Secretary of State for the Colonies informs mo that Mr. Forster held this post as a temporary arrangement until the appointment of a legal adviser to Lord Roberts, which has now been made.