§ MR. ARCHDALE (Fermanagh, N.)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that anxiety and suspense have been caused to relatives residing at home of non-commissioned troopers and privates in locally raised corps in South Africa by the non-publication of the regimental numbers of those killed or wounded during the operations round Wepener and elsewhere; and whether he will take immediate steps to obtain and publish the regimental numbers.
§ * MR. WYNDHAM
The regimental numbers of the men killed and wounded at Wepener have been telegraphed for. The muster rolls of Brabant's Horse and Driscoll's Scouts have not yet reached the War Office, so that it is not possible to check the numbers in those corps. Every effort is made to give the fullest description of each person who appears in a casualty list, but in some cases complete information is not immediately available.