§ 5. Colonel YATE
asked what steps have been taken to settle the claims of officers for compensation for chargers slaughtered for food and kit lost or destroyed during the siege of Kut-ul-Amarah, in Mesopotamia?
Claims for chargers are disposed of at once after telegraphic communication with the Government of India. Under rule claims on account of kit are not payable until the articles lost are required for further service and have been replaced. Subject to this, all claims are settled by the India Office, any necessary inquiry of the Government of India being made by telegraph.
§ Colonel YATE
When officers in Mesopotamia have made their claims and could get no compensation, what procedure must they adopt?