HC Deb 08 August 1901 vol 99 c32
MR. DALY (Monaghan, S.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that, though Roman Catholic chaplains have distinguished themselves during the war in South Africa by their conduct in attending to the sick and wounded on the field of battle, no mention of this fact is made in the despatches from the seat of war, and if he can state the reason of this omission.


One Roman Catholic chaplain has already been mentioned and rewarded, and further names have been received since the publication of the last honours and are under consideration.


What was the nature of the reward given?


I cannot say without notice, but probably it was promotion from one grade to another. I cannot say definitely, however.