HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 c299W

asked the Secretary of State for War if the transport of troops to India during the hot season was affected without injury to their health; and whether the precautions taken for their comfort and well-being at sea and on the land journey were effective?


The general state of health of the troops on the voyage to India during the hot weather has been good. No prevalence of sickness has been reported except on one vessel where bubonic plague, attributable to rats, broke out.