HC Deb 06 March 1900 vol 80 cc200-1
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to a statement that Mr. Bisset, the owner of Magersfontein, was an eyewitness of the battle, and relates that a party of forty Seaforth Highlanders made their way through the Boer lines to the top of a kopje, where some of them were subsequently killed, and others taken prisoners by General Cronje; and will he endeavour to ascertain whether Major Mackenzie, Seaforth Highlanders, who has been missing since the battle, was with this party.


I regret that it has not been possible up to the present to obtain definite information as to the fate of Major Mackenzie, or to add anything to the answer given to the hon. Member on the 13th ultimo concerning that officer.