HC Deb 16 May 1901 vol 94 c240

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been directed to the condition of the graves of the soldiers who have fallen at Spion Kop, where some of the bodies are only partly covered; and whether immediate directions will be given that the bodies of the men slain at Spion Kop be given decent sepulture.


The graves of soldiers in South Africa are being cared for by an association who are working in concurrence with the authorities, and who will, I am sure, take care that the proper condition of the graves is preserved. May I state, from my own personal observation, that the information with regard to the graves of the men who fell at Spion Kop is absolutely inaccurate.