HC Deb 07 November 1911 vol 30 cc1481-2

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary for India a question of which I have given him private notice: Whether he can give the House any further information regarding the outbreak of cholera among the Royal Scots and other troops at Benares?


The following telegram was received by the Secretary of State from the Governor-General on the 4th November: "Outbreak of cholera in 1st Battalion, Royal Scots. Total cases up to date, 25; deaths, 10. It was explosive outbreak, occurring suddenly on 1st November, due to infection acquired in Benares City, where it was prevalent, and aggravated by inrush of pilgrims on account of recent eclipse. Troops moved to camp. Outbreak at once checked; now well in hand and probably over."