HC Deb 14 June 1901 vol 95 c410
MR. O'SHEE (Waterford, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he can state how many troops General Dixon had under his command in the recent engagement at Vlakfontein, and whether the Boer forces opposed to him exceeded 600; and, if so, what was his estimate of the strength of the Boers engaged in the action.


The figures have been already published. General Dixon had about 1,450 men, and the Boers had about 1,200 men.


Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly inform the First Lord of the Treasury of that fact?