HC Deb 02 April 1903 vol 120 c911
MR. MCGOVERN (Cavan, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the number of Englishmen and other British subjects, including natives of Cape Colony, who fought on the side of the Boers during the late war in South Africa, and were captured or surrendered at its close, he will state how many of these men have been tried for high treason.


I am unable to give the exact figures, but I believe that there were over 10,000 in Cape Colony alone, and a large number in Natal. Of the 10,000 something over 8,000 men were convicted or pleaded guilty. The remainder were acquitted.