HC Deb 03 December 1902 vol 115 c1056
MR. LUKE WHITE () Yorkshire, E. R., Buckrose

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War Whether he will cause further inquiry to be made as to the rewards bestowed upon officers of Volunteer companies for their services; and, seeing that only four were rewarded out of over 500 who served in South Africa with Volunteer companies and Engineer detachments, will he state how many South African and over-sea Colonial Officers were awarded the D.S.O. and other decorations.


The number of Colonial troops employed in all amounted approximately to 80,000. 338 over-sea and South African Colonial Officers were rewarded. I cannot make any statement with regard to further rewards to the officers of Militia and Volunteers who served in the war.