HC Deb 11 January 1916 vol 77 c1446

The following question stood on the Paper in the name of Sir E. Cornwall:

52. To ask the Secretary of State for India if he can state, in view of the Turkish reports, what fighting has taken place between the British reinforcements advancing to Kut-el-Amara and the Turkish troops?


This question was covered by the answer given by the right hon. Gentleman yesterday, but I would now like to ask if he has any further information?


Owing to weather conditions and the necessity of evacuating all wounded by river, General Aylmer's force was still halted on the 10th in the neighbourhood of Sheikh Saad. The enemy were located by our Cavalry in the Essin position, 6 miles east of Kut. This is the position from which the Turks were driven in September by General Townshend in the battle of Kut-el-Amara.