HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 cc1501-2W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why no dispatch or official Report of the operations in the Persian Gulf has been published; is it intended to publish any Report dealing with the operations which commenced in November, 1914; and, if not, are the services of the officers and men of the forces so engaged to be left without recognition?


Dispatches regarding the operations in Mesopotamia were published in the "Gazette of India" on the 26th February last, and further dispatches have been received and are being considered by the Government of India with a view to publication. I am discussing with the Admiralty and the War Office the desirability of reproducing these dispatches or their substance in the "London Gazette." In any case I hope to take steps to ensure due recognition of the services of the officers and men whose work has been commended.