HC Deb 02 April 1903 vol 120 c904

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that members of the Kimberley Town Guard who served throughout the siege of Kimberley did not receive the war gratuity, he will take steps to grant it to them.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) It was decided on the advice of Lord Kitchener that the war gratuity was not issuable to persons who were not employed with Imperial troops beyond the borders of their own colonies, and it is not possible to break the rule in favour of the Kimberley Town Guard.